Cuvée Jolie Terre de Providence Blanc
80% Chardonnay, 20% Viognier – IGP Pays d’Oc
Jolie Terre de Providence is a fresh, pale lemon colour in the glass. A nose combining primary citrus fruits and white peaches, spring flowers and honeysuckle. The palate is rich and refreshing with a livewire acidity that keeps your taste buds tingling. Jolie Terre de Providence blanc is a perfect white for drinking with or without food.
Cuvée Jolie is inspired by Picasso and our love for art. “Ma Jolie” was both a popular French song of the early twentieth century and the nickname he gave his lover, Eva Gouel.
The name ‘Terre de Providence’ makes reference to nature’s care and protection of the Earth or ‘Terre’. Without this ‘providence’, the terroir would not be how it is today.
Viticulture and Vinification
The grapes are sourced from carefully selected vineyards in the foothills of the Black Mountain around the appellations of Saint Chinian, Faugères and Côteaux de Languedoc.
The Chardonnay and Viognier grapes are harvested early in the morning to retain maximum freshness. These are quickly de-stemmed and direct pressed to separate the jus from the skins.
Jolie Terre de Providence blanc then undergoes a cool fermentation which lasts just under three weeks. Each variety is vinified separately and then carefully blended together.