The Le Pavillon Chardonnay greets the nose with baking spice and subtle vanilla aromas, framed against a subtle core of stone fruit. On the palate, it offers a subtle yet complex array of pure fruit flavors and a touch of vanilla. The finish is long and balanced.
Pair this elegant expression of chardonnay with pasta dishes with vegetables and butter or mild cheese-based sauces. Also beautiful with a cheese course including Brie, Morbier, or other mild washed-rind cow’s milk cheeses.
In 2013, the warm summer and late rains required very strong viticulture practices to create great wines. Removing leaves on both sides of the vines to expose fruit was critical to increase airflow and hang through the significant storms. Aged 18 months in older French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally.