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PRODUCER: Chamonix offers visitors a seamless blend of unspoiled nature, welcoming hospitality, exquisite facilities and a host of culinary and viticultural delights, set amongst a working wine farm and water bottling plant with a history stretching back nearly 350 years.
WINEMAKING: The grapes are bunch-selected and berrysorted by hand on sorting tables. Grapes are soft crushed and the must fermented in stainless steel and concrete fermenters at 28° C for 12-22 days on the skins with frequent pumping of the cap. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally during 18 months of maturation in 225ℓ French oak barrels with about 60% new oak. The batches are assembled before bottling to enhance the complexity of a wine of about 14.5% alcohol.
TASTING NOTES: The Chamonix Troika has deep ruby mulberry colour when young, with scents that recall vanilla, sweet ripe cherries, blackberries, cinnamon and other spices. The wine is amply structured, full, round and smooth on the palate with rich fruit and berry sensations, fine harmony and length of flavour.