ADVOCATE Chardonnay (from €10.83)
Domaine Saint Hilaire's Signature White Wine
The Advocate Chardonnay is our most popular white wine. Elegant, rich and complex with the back oak adding a touch of spice.
Light clay-limestone (explore the vineyard here)
Cold settling for 36 hours at 12c followed by racking to 400 litre French oak barrels. Alcoholic fermentation in barrel at controlled temperature (16c - 17c) with natural and selected yeasts. No malolactic fermentation.
Remains in barrel after alcoholic fermentation for up to 6 months on fine lees with periodic stirring to enhance complexity.
Exotic and vibrant aromas of peaches, citrus fruit, and cedar. The same flavours explode onto the palate with a real purity and intensity of flavour. It remains on its fermentation lees for additional weight and flavour. Acidity is obvious but well balanced. This wine can be enjoyed in its youth for its fresh and crisp qualities, but will become richer and fatter in texture over the next 24 months.
Production: 30000 bottles
Closure: Stelvin Lux Screw Cap
Carton: 12 bottles
Decanter World Wine Awards 2006 - Commended
Guide Hachette 2006 - One Star
Oz Clark's 250 Best Wines 2008 - Selected
Bruxelles concours mondiale 2013 - SILVER
IGP Ambassador's Collection 2013 - GOLD Sud de France Languedoc Wines "Top 100"