Domaine Saint Hilaire is a historic vineyard situated in Montagnac. The 175 acre Domaine has been producing wines since the Roman times and was named in 1817 by its then owner Baron Hilaire Reynaud. Saint Hilaire has recently been taken over by Patrick Martellucci, who is following the passion of former owners Nick and Lisa Kent, and investing to build the vineyard’s international reputation. The philosophy is to let nature express the terroir through the grape, so there is minimal intervention and mostly organic methods. The wines from this Domaine are crisp, flavoursome and reflecting their variety, which with well-balanced acidity offer an attractive range of ready to drink white wines.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Terroir: Light clay-limestone
Mechanical harvest at night at the coolest period to avoid oxidation and keep the freshness in the wine. Cold settling, fermentation in stainless steel tanks in several separate lots with different selected yeasts at controlled temperature; no malolactic fermentation; blending of different lots after termination of fermentation.
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks for 3 to 4 months
Mineral notes combine with the delicacy of orange blossom and the juiciness of ripe melons. This wine can be appreciated not only for its structure and elegance, but also its refreshing, crisp acidity and long, mouth-watering finish.
Delicious with salads, appetizers and most light dishes and cheeses, but equally refreshing on its own.