A complex, mineral nose with which are mingled hints of ripe fruit, flowers and spices. Full and lingering on the palate, firm, rich, and of great elegance. The silky finish reveals a nice freshness, but also a laying-down potential of at least 5 years.
The wine is named after the numerous Nummulite fossils to be found scattered over the vineyard. The ‘High Valley of the Aude’. A block of 12 hectares of Chardonnay planted in 1972, lying at an altitude of 400-450 metres and facing S/S-E. The sub-soil is limestone clay, and the gravelly top-soil is black, and rich in shale and pebbles. These Chardonnay vines face the Pyrenees. The combined effect of the soil,full exposure to the sun and wind, and the altitude create an exceptional micro-climate favouring a slow and lengthy ripening process.