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    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.

    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.

    APPEARANCE

    Brilliant, clear straw yellow color

    NOSE

    Tropical fruit, floral undertones, spices, subtle roasted notes

    PALATE

    Fresh entry, high acidity, unctuous body, long and persistent finish

    Variety
    100% Chardonnay

    Aging
    6 months lees aging in French oak + 6 months bottle aging

    Limited production
    21.700 bottles

    ABV
    13.5%

    Vinification
    alcoholic + malolactic fermentation

    Harvest
    August 26th–30th

    Pairs well with fish and white meat like chicken and other poultry.

    Wines that originate from a single vineyard, a specific type of soil, and a microclimate that encourages maximum expressivity.

    Map
    Vinya Gigi

    Vineyard Size
    5 hectares

    Vineyard

    1967 Planting of Chardonnay in the Vinya Gigi parcel. Old vines

    Soil
    Very compact calcareous clay soil

    Viticulture

    Organic since 2008

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    2016 Vintage

    Guia Repsol 2019, Spain (93/100 pts.)

    James Suckling 2018, USA (92/100 pts)

    2014 Vintage

    Guia Repsol 2017, Spain (93/100 pts.)

    Guía Peñín 2017, Spain (93/100 pts..)

    Guía Proensa 2017, Spain (93/100 pts.)

    Cellar Selection, Decanter 2016 (93/100 pts.)

    2013 Vintage

    Guía Proensa 2015, Spain (94/100 pts.)

    Guía Peñín 2016, Spain (91/100 pts.)

    Guía Repsol 2016, Spain (91/100 pts.)

     

    100% Chardonnay

    6 months lees aging in French oak + 6 months bottle aging

    Limited production
    21.700 bottles