Charles Dagand – Carlito Vin de France Charpindo 2018
'This is a delightful white wine made from Chardonnay (95%) and Pinot Noir (5%) from vineyards near the village of Abergement-le-Grand which lies just a few kilometres to the west of the main town of Arbois.
Charles is certainly demonstrating his skills in both tending the vines and making the wine. The Pinot Noir is pressed quickly to ensure that none of the colour is leached from the skins, so that a white wine results. The Chardonnay is pressed separately.
The fermentation for this wine was very slow due to Charles’ very cold cellar. It lasted right through winter! After the two wines had fermented separately they were blended and matured until bottling.'
- Living Wines