Domaine du Cléray Chardonnay

  • Domaine du Cléray Chardonnay
  • Domaine du Cléray Chardonnay

Domaine du Cléray Chardonnay


AVAILABILITY: 23 in stock

Grape Chardonnay
Style Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Fruit Forward, Fresh
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Volume 75cl
ABV 12%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable

Domaine du Cléray Chardonnay is a pale golden yellow wine with a fresh and expressive nose, boasting aromas of peach, pear and Granny Smith apple. On the palate, its supple and velvety texture is complemented by rich flavours of apricot. This versatile wine is perfect for pairing with a variety of dishes, from fish in sauce to white meats and cooked cheeses. As cool climate chardonnay goes this is reminiscent of Chablis and at a fraction of the price too!

About the Producer

In the heart of the Nantes vineyards in the western Loire lies the Château du Cléray, one of the oldest estates in the region. The owners of the Château and vineyards the Sauvion family have passed down traditions from father to son for 4 generations. They are not only winegrowers, but also "makers of pleasure" and it is with passion that each year at the whim of "mother nature" they shape a new vintage. From these terroirs, the wines of the Château and Domaine du Cléray are born.

All wine tells the story of the people, the vineyard and the weather. Wine is a culture, coming from a cultivated terroir. By this term " Haute Culture ", Sauvion designates its best vintages, sorted from the best terroirs, from old vines, vinified with passion and high standards. It is about the excellence of the grapes and their expression in the glass.

Vineyard and Winery

The Chardonnay grapes are grown on shale clay soils in the Nantes region. Upon arrival at the winery the grapes undergo cold stabilisation of the juices before fermentation at a controlled temperature. On one part of the volume they carry out malolactic fermentation to bring smoothness to the blend along with creamy notes. The wine is aged for a short period on fermentation lees.