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Vignerons Ardechois “Gravettes” Chardonnay 2022

SKU: FRRHARDWIWH375022 Category: Tag:
Chardonnay | Rhone | France | White Wine | Vignerons Ardechois | 2022 | 0,75 L | 13,5 %
About
Vignerons Ardéchois "Gravettes" Chardonnay is an elegantly dry white wine, produced from Chardonnay grapes carefully cultivated in the diverse and mineral-rich soils of the Ardèche region in France. This wine embodies the cooperative's commitment to showcasing the unique terroir of Ardèche through sustainable viticulture and precise winemaking techniques, resulting in a Chardonnay that balances purity of fruit with a subtle complexity. The "Gravettes" label signifies a wine that is both accessible and expressive, offering a snapshot of the varietal's versatility and the distinctive character it can exhibit when influenced by the Ardèche's unique environmental factors.
Producer
Vignerons Ardechois is a unique pool of 14 wineries located in Southern Ardèche since 1967. On a 6000-hectare vineyard, spread out over a mosaic of terroirs, a thousand families of winegrowers work the vineyard with passion, respecting Humanity and Nature. Following in the footsteps of countless generations, with knowledge and expertise being passed down from Successor to Sucessors. Methodical pruning in the harshness of winter, vineyard grassing to preserve the life of the soil, green harvest to maintain small yields so that each bay can give its full potential. Followed by the meticulous blending, vine after vine. Time and again, searching for this fine balance between the hand of man and the expression of soil to bring together a wine translating all the facets of our terroirs.  
Tasting notes

Tasting the “Gravettes” Chardonnay reveals a delightful array of aromas, including ripe pear, green apple, and a hint of lemon zest, complemented by a gentle touch of oak and vanilla that adds depth without overwhelming the wine’s natural vibrancy. On the palate, it is refreshing and well-structured, with a creamy texture and a balanced acidity that carries through to a clean, satisfying finish. This Chardonnay’s blend of fruitiness and subtle oak influences makes it a versatile and engaging wine, reflective of the skill and care applied throughout its production.

Pairing

Pairing the Vignerons Ardéchois “Gravettes” Chardonnay with dishes such as baked salmon, chicken in a creamy sauce, or a rich vegetable quiche can enhance the wine’s creamy texture and nuanced flavors. It also complements soft, creamy cheeses, where the wine’s acidity and crisp fruit profile cut through the richness of the cheese, creating a harmonious balance. These pairings not only accentuate the qualities of the wine but also make for an elevated culinary experience, showcasing the Chardonnay’s adaptability to a variety of flavors and textures.

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Original price was: 17.00 €.Current price is: 11.90 €.

Vignerons Ardechois
Vignerons Ardechois is a unique pool of 14 wineries located in Southern Ardèche since 1967. On a 6000-hectare vineyard, spread out over a mosaic of terroirs, a thousand families of winegrowers work the vineyard with passion, respecting Humanity and Nature. Following in the footsteps of countless generations, with knowledge and expertise being passed down from Successor to Sucessors. Methodical pruning in the harshness of winter, vineyard grassing to preserve the life of the soil, green harvest to maintain small yields so that each bay can give its full potential. Followed by the meticulous blending, vine after vine. Time and again, searching for this fine balance between the hand of man and the expression of soil to bring together a wine translating all the facets of our terroirs.  
Côtes du Rhône vineyards are located on the banks of the Rhône River. The soil and the geographical conditions are very heterogeneous in the northern and southern parts of the region therefore the valley is divided in two parts - Northern Rhône and Southern Rhône. Vines in Northern Rhône are mainly grown on so-called "terraces" - steep granite and slate slopes. Winemakers are often not very fond of the harsh mistral wind because of its low temperature. The unusual climate causes the vines to produce small yields, but at the same time provides an intense flavour that has given the wines of Northern Rhône worldwide fame. Syrah is the mainly used grape for red wines - it produces deep wines with hints of pepper that are suitable for long aging. Viognier is the queen of white wines, but Marsanne and Rousanne are also always close by. Some appellations allow white grapes to be added to red wines to smoothen the roughness of Syrah and enrich the wines with floral aromas. The landscapes of Southern Rhône are very different from the northern part - the vineyards are located along the river on low hills and plains and the weather is much friendlier. The grapes ripen in the hot summer sun and obtain a high sugar level resulting in rich and mouth-filling wines. The main grape used is Grenache, but 12 other varieties are allowed in the region - interestingly some wines even combine all of them.