Luc Pirlet is an exuberant Belgian who years ago made his dream come true: a vineyard in the South of France. This vineyard is located between Narbonne and the Limoux region, in the direction of the Pyrenees. The Domaine itself is situated about 20 kilometres from the beautiful citadel of Carcassonne and produces a wide variety of wines. However, there is one important thread running through the range: Quality.
– Quality in the vineyard: the vineyards of Pirlet are situated in the higher regions of the Languedoc and have different ‘terroirs’: mainly clay-limestone, gravel and pebble soils. The yields are kept low in order to achieve the highest possible concentration of flavour.
– Quality in the wine cellar: The main objective is to achieve a constant quality year-in year-out. This is done with the most modern vinification techniques in smaller barrels than usual. Luc Pirlet himself says: “it’s not about the vintage, our wines have to be good every year”.
– Quality of the presentation: The wines of Pirlet have an appearance that suits: chic, representative and stylish.
This is a surprising, full-bodied wine from his ‘stable’. This Chardonnay matures, after fermentation in stainless steel, for about 9 months in oak barrels. It is a full wine with ripe, exotic fruit tones, lots of vanilla in both aroma and taste and a ‘fat’ aftertaste due to the wood ageing. Delicious with salmon dishes.
Vivino: 3,9 (****)