N° 1 Saint-Cernin vintage 2017 is an extremely rare white wine produced from 4 barrels (1,200 bottles) selected with the greatest care by a committee chaired by Gérard Basset, World’s Best Sommelier. The wine is produced from Chardonnay grapes, grown and vinified in Limoux at the foothills of the Pyrenean mountains in the south-west of France, on a terroir recognised by wine lovers around the world.
The wine has a pale yellow and brilliant robe with golden highlights.
Matured in oak barrels, this wine offers a very fine, slightly baked nose with aromas of brioche and frangipane complemented by buttery notes. The expression of white-skinned fruit; peach or apricot, and a hint of wood, complete this rich palette.
The mouth, round and generous, opens with aromas of fresh or even grilled hazelnut, giving way to minty notes, leading through to a finish with nice tension and a pleasant and surprising salinity.
Gourmet and fat, N ° 1 Saint-Cernin AOP Limoux Blanc offers a perfect balance and a good length in the mouth that can be enjoyed today or even better, after leaving it to age quietly for 3 to 4 years.