Montrose Chardonnay has character. It is an elegant wine. We prefer ageing it stainless steel tank rather than in oak barrels to preserve its freshness, its fruity aromas and its mineralty.
It perfectly represents the balance we are looking for in our wines. Bernard et Olivier Coste, vignerons - winemakers
Yellow colour with green glints. Nose of fresh fruits. Notes of citrus and white peach. Elegant wine combining roundness and freshness. Drink young.
The estate is named after its location with vines planted on the sides of two volcanoes – Montrose and Montredon, and also for the rose coloured blossom of the almond trees bordering the property. The Domaine is run by father and son Bernard and Oliver Coste, and the family have been winemakers for more than 300 years. The salamanders on the label have been the family crest since 1701, when on the 1st July of that year Joseph Alazard received a crest featuring three salamanders from King.. read more
Each terroir is vinified separately. Grapes are destemmed before a short skin contact or a direct pressing. Fermentation tempe- rature is maintained between 15°C to 18°C (59° F to 64°F) to enhance frutiness. Wines resulting for the differents terroirs are blended after fermenta- tion and then aged in stainless steel vats. Wine is bottled during winter and spring.