Grape variety :
Calcareous-clay. Exposure: Northeast. Altitude 310 m.
1 ha - plot selection "En Flandre" - age of vines: 10 years
50 hl / ha.
Farming method :
Winter and spring : Cane pruning (Guyot). Arch trained. Addition of organic matter at the end of winter. Spring and summer : Disbudding then tying-up. The vines are only treated with copper and sulphur, no pesticides. The soil between the rows and "under the rows" is ploughed several times a year. No chemical weeding. The grapes are hand-picked and put in 300 kg containers.
Pneumatic pressing of whole bunches. Static gravity settling. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation achieved with indigenous yeast. Alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation in barrels (350 litres). No inputs.
12 months on fine lees in barrels (350 litres). Topping up weekly throughout aging.
After light plate filtration (K 200) on the morning of 19/07/2017, "fruit day", clear day with no wind. Cork stopper 45/24 Ma Silva. Total SO2 = 33 mg/l.
Serving temperature :
Between 10°C and 13°C
Fresh, fruity overtones on the nose. Lively in the mouth with citrus overtones and more mineral on the finish.
Serving suggestions :
Starters, fish, shellfish, or white meat.