FLEUR DE LYS
VINEYARDS | Domaine Danielle Laurent, Janice
APPELLATION | Yamhill-Carlton
WINEMAKERS | Laurent Montalieu and Bruno Corneaux
HARVEST DATES | SEPTEMBER 13–25, 2017
BOTTLING | January 11, 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.5%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
Fleur de Lys Chardonnay is the collaboration between Laurent Montalieu of Soléna and Bruno Corneaux of Domaine Divio. Their partnership in this wine is the expression of the freshness and complexity of the two vineyards they chose in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, where they know that the brightness of the fruit will shine in the wine: Domaine Danielle Laurent Vineyard and Janice Vineyard. Bruno and Laurent believe that Chardonnay should evoke emotions with purity, elegance and mineral complexity, achieved through length, structure and vibrant acidity. Their collaboration with Fleur de Lys is more than a wine creation; it is an expression of their French heritage.
Laurent Montalieu, winemaker of Soléna Estate, and Bruno Corneaux, winemaker of Domaine Divio, both French natives, have been friends since they met in the Willamette Valley 23 years ago. Laurent and Bruno worked together for the last nine years on multiple projects. It made sense for them to create a wine together. They both have a passion for geology and share the idea that greatness in a wine has a lot to do with the roots of the vines, the respect of the land and the sense of place reflected in their wines.