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.
A lively bouquet of lime zest and white flowers on the nose. On the palate, pear and citrus aromas combined with a hint of salinity from the nearby Mediterranean.
Traditionally served with the famous oysters of Bouzigues, this crisp, dry white will accompany any dish where salt, lemon or salad dressings dominate.