||The barrel in which it matures is not topped up as with the other two white cuvées. Instead, as the wine evaporates through the pores of the barrel a thin veil (voile) of yeast forms on the surface of the wine and this protects the wine from excessive oxidation. The oxygen that does penetrate the veil causes it to develop an exciting nutty spiciness that is incredibly appealing.
||Ideal with white meats, it also goes well with fish dishes and appetizers or as an aperitif.
||Price Michel Gahier Arbois Chardonnay La Fauquette 2014 € 35.77