Odyssea is a signature of Vignobles Gonfrier. Odyssea wines are the reflection of an ancient viticultural savoir-faire, with simple and precise practices, entirely vinified in oak barrels. Odyssea wines are racy, with a long aging potential.
Our philosophy is guided by the search for excellence.
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A.O.C. : Crémant de Bordeaux
District : Langoiran
Vineyard surface area : 10 hectares
Terroir : Clay-limestone on limestone molasse with Asterias of the Oligocene
Grape varieties : Sémillon
Average vine age : 30 years
Viticulture : Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows and mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green harvesting”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches.
Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys Haute Valeur Environmentale (“High Environmental Value”) and Terra Vitis certifications.
Vinification : The grapes are harvested manually at their maximum aromatic potential. Maceration of the berries under inert gas to capture the best of the grapeskins, then delicate and fragmented pressing. The must is clarified and then put into 225L French barrels. Regular stirring during the alcoholic fermentation in barrels and aging on the lees for 6 months with one stirring per week.
Ageing : Aging on laths in bottle during 16 months in the underground limestone cellars. Riddling then disgorging with dosage at 7g/L.
Tasting notes :ODYSSEA Blanc de Blancs perfectly combines lightness and greediness. Beautiful brilliant and limpid color with golden reflections. The nose is fine, marked by stone fruits such as white vine peach, notes of acacia and fresh almonds. The attack is frank and extends to a long fresh finish.Ideal as an aperitif. This wine will be perfect with white meat or firm-fleshed fish.
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