His charisma and discretion made Jean Leon a confidant to the stars, who embraced him as one of their own and trusted him with their unusual stories. Years later, when he had his own family, Jean Leon produced this organic wine in their honor. One of Spain’s Chardonnay pioneers, Vinya Gigi was the first to undergo barrel fermentation. The wine originates in a small, exceptional 5-hectare vineyard planted in 1967. Jean Leon named the vineyard – and the wine it produces – after his daughter.
Wines that originate from a single vineyard, a specific type of soil, and a microclimate that encourages maximum expressivity.
Vineyard: Vinya Gigi was planted in 1967 (exclusively Chardonnay). is 5 hectare vineyard that is planted on a hillside at an elevation of 300 meters. The vineyard has very compact calcareous clay soil with moderately deep, dark yellowish brown soils that are well-drained, moderately fine textured and contain a lot of stones. The soils are very compact and calcareous clay. Adequate levels of organic matter and very high levels of calcium carbonate and active limestone. The water holding capacity is high, but the soils drain swiftly. Since 2008 vineyard has been organicaly farmed.
Variety: Chardonnay 100%
Vinification: alcoholic + malolactic fermentation, 6 months lees aging in French oak + 6 months bottle aging
Production: 21,700 bottles
Very intense nose with remarkable buttery notes perfectly balanced by tropical fruit and a hint of toast and spices. Fresh upon entry, giving way to a long evolution across the palate and lively acidity on the finish.
Pairs well with fish served in sauces, au gratin recipes and paella. Also a good choice for white meat, especially fowl in light sauces.
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