Domaine de Pourthie is an estate of 60 hectares, situated near Agde, a few kilometres from the Mediterranean. It is now in the hands of the fourth generation of the Pourthie family. The vineyards are located on a ridge formed during the Ice Age, where the soils are gravelly clay and limestone. The Mediterranean warmth and sea breezes combined with the terroir, help to ripen the grapes harmoniously and maximise their aromas. The winery has recently been updated with modern equipment, leading to more sophisticated methods of vinification. These are classically styled Languedoc wines.
After a skin-contact maceration, the grapes are pressed and fermentation takes place in a temperature controlled vat below 15C. The malolactic fermentation is prevented, then the wine is aged on its fine lees for two months.
A dry wine with an elegant hint of butteriness on the nose, refreshing green fruits combined with creaminess on the palate and a lively finish.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Domaine des Pourthie Chardonnay is best served chilled, either on its own or as an excellent accompaniment to poultry and fish dishes.
Country / Region / Appellation
FR / Languedoc / Vin de Pays d'Oc