le Chardonnay Domaine de Baron’arques 2012

A glittering, crystal-clear colour, the wine has an intense and complex nose which opens on white blossom aromas, developing notes of coriander seeds and white pepper with airing.
From a fresh attack, the seductive mid-palate reveals rosewood, pear, citrus fruit and hawthorn flavours, leading into a mineral and minty finish, long, fresh and elegant.

2012

le Chardonnay Domaine de Baron’arques 2012

Varietal mix 100% Chardonnay

Vinification and maturing 50% new barrels
50% 1-year old barrels

Tasting notes

A glittering, crystal-clear colour, the wine has an intense and complex nose which opens on white blossom aromas, developing notes of coriander seeds and white pepper with airing.
From a fresh attack, the seductive mid-palate reveals rosewood, pear, citrus fruit and hawthorn flavours, leading into a mineral and minty finish, long, fresh and elegant.

2012 was a normal year in terms of both rainfall (578 mm) and temperature (13.3 °C on average over the year).
The year began with a cold winter: temperatures remained below zero from the 1st to the 15th of February, reaching a low of -10° C.
The weather turned mild in March. Budbreak for the Chardonnays took place between the 26th of March and the 2nd of April, usual dates for the Domaine.
In a wet spring, cool weather in April was followed by milder temperatures in May. Flowering took place normally from the 31th of May to the 5th of June.
The summer saw small but regular amounts of rainfall and very hot weather in August, when the average temperature was 23.3 °C.
Veraison began on the 30th of July and ended on the 8th of August.
The harvest took place in fine weather.

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