Adopt vines from the farm "Domaine Bastide Jourdan" in Bollène (France) and receive your harvest in the form of Organic white wine Chardonnay PGI Méditerranée at home. Alexandre will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also be able to download the adoption certificate, and if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption. This wine was tasted by professional wine tasters that collaborate with CrowdFarming and received __90__ out of 100 possible points.
You adopt vines from our farm in Bollène (France). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union since 2014. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your vines. You’re going to adopt 3 Chardonnay’s vine stocks. This grape variety comes from a crossing between two grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc. We only have few information about the origins of Chardonnay, but we suppose it comes from a little town in Saone-et-loire, also named Chardonnay. As a little anecdote: “Chardonnay” would come from the Latin “*Cardonnacum*”. This word refers to a place where Chardons (savage and prickly plant) grow. Bourgogne and Champagne are two areas where Chardonnay is mostly cultivated. We’ve chosen to cultivate this variety of vine because wines from Chardonnay get a wide range of aromas. All our grape varieties are farmed in Cordon de Royat, which is a kind of pruning. This is what a year in the vineyard looks like: once the sap went down in the vine stock, we prune it (from November to March). Then, during spring, buds grow, and we cut a part of them. In this way, the plants don't exhaust, with too many fruits. From May to July, we make the “relevage”, it means that we hang the new branches up on the cables. Finally, the grape harvest begins in August or September. Chardonnay: The vinification of this cuvée is done with a pellicular maceration in the press, i.e. the grapes macerate with their skins in the press for 4 to 5 hours. This maceration is done in the absence of air thanks to dry ice. Then we press the cuvée to keep only the must (grape juice). This is followed by a traditional fermentation in vats with temperature control and batonnage (stirring the bottom of the vat where the lees are, indigenous dead yeast, to extract the fruit). Your adoption is 24 years old and its productive life is around 50 years. For as long as you want to keep it and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew your adoption year after year. If your adoption dies, we will replace it with no additional cost assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. Your vines produce an average of 3.6kg of organic grapes each season. With this amount we can produce around 2.25l of Organic white wine Chardonnay PGI Méditerranée.
Each season we will send you a box with: 3 x __white wine Chardonnay__ (0,75 l, bottle) This 100% Chardonnay cuvée presents notes of honey, broom and acacia on the nose. The palate is both smooth and fresh. We advise you to drink it as an aperitif or with fish, and to serve it chilled but not iced (10°C to 12°C). This wine can be aged for 3 to 4 years. Store the bottles in the dark, between 12°C and 18°C. To obtain the technical data and the detailed results of the official tasting done by professional wine tasters in collaboration with CrowdFarming of this wine you can download the technical data sheet that you can find in the "Additional analyses" section.
When will you receive it?
The grapes are harvested at the end of August and September (depending on the year and the grape variety). As it takes a certain amount of time to make wine, the wine you receive has been harvested one or more years ago, depending on the vintage, on the vines you adopt.