Dry - Fruity
Domaine du Chapitre
Despite the reluctance of their farmer parents, Guillaume and Bertrand Hautier decided to take over the family business in Baulers (Nivelles), but with a radical change of direction: in 2013, 6 hectares of vines (resistant grape varieties or PIWI) were planted around the farm, followed by plots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, planted on the (better ventilated) heights of the village. Fifty ares of Cabaret Noir were also planted. The Domaine du Chapitre now totals 14 hectares, cultivated using sustainable agriculture, without herbicides. The coat of arms that decorates its bottles is a reminder of the farm's historical affiliation with the Chapter of the Abbey of Sainte-Gertrude.
The two brothers have planted a total of eight hybrid grape varieties: Solaris, Johanniter, Bronner and Helios for the whites; Regent, Rondo, Muscat Bleu and Cabaret Noir for the reds. In the still whites, the PIWI single-variety vintages are, in our opinion, particularly successful.
Light golden colour.
Aromas of exotic fruits (pineapple) and stone fruits (apricot, white peach).
Nice freshness in the mouth, typical of Solaris. Medium length.
Serve as an aperitif, with fish or cheese.
|Domain||Domaine du Chapitre|
|Appellation||IGP Vin de Pays des Jardins de Wallonie|
|Dominant grape variety||Solaris|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||4-5 ans|