(2013) Around 1380 GDD here, with a diurnal range of 16.5ºC. 14.4% ABV. The first of the Chardonnays comes from sandy alluvial soils, where granite and clay make for good drainage but some water retention. It has a pale green-gold colour and gentle toast, hints of ripe fig and of brioche, with some Cox's pippin nuttiness. On the palate it is dry, the mineral and stony character coming through, with lots of intensity and concentration, but good energy too.