Two barrels have been singled out with chalk by Luc. After months of blending trials, they will eventually be part of the ‘Coup de Coeur’.

Each Chardonnay lot is fermented separately, yet the judicious blend of the outstanding barrels of a particular vintage goes well beyond the concept of site.
Propietary Name Coup de Cœur
Name Meaning Heart’s Astonishment
Varietal composition Chardonnay
Type of wine Cuvée of very best barrels
Appellation Sonoma County
Vineyard singularity from Sonoma Coast and
Russian River Valley
Goldridge and volcanic mélange
Typical harvest date October
Picking Manual, small lugs, refer truck
Sorting Cluster by cluster
Fermentation In barrel through native yeast 100% Malolactic
Upbringing Sur lies with bâtonnage
French oak from selected coopers
Bottling Unfiltered
Cellaring time 10 years +
Serving Slightly below room temperature
Decanted when served young

Winemaker notes:

From the same hillside vineyards as ‘Ma Princesse’ and ‘Ma Douce,’ this unique cuvée was judiciously blended from a strictly limited number of selected barrels displaying truly outstanding features. It is our ‘Heart’s Astonishment’ or ‘Coup de Cœur.’

Straw yellow color. Complex bouquet of candied lemon, citrus oils, Reinette apple and strong notes of hazelnut and white truffle. Mineral driven on the palate, the mouth feel is rich yet delicate. Seamless and classic, it is wonderfully subtle and long on the finish. With a very high ageing potential, this wine can be cellared for over a decade.