Grape variety :
Calcareous-rich marl - Northeast facing - Altitude: 350m
1.6 ha – plot selection "Arce" - age of vines: 40 years
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, tisanes, and sulphur, no pesticides. The soil between the rows and "under the rows" is ploughed several times a year. Spreading of corn manure (500p) and silica (501) to naturally reinforce the vines. 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 using indigenous yeast. Alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation in tuns (30 hl). No inputs.
18 months on fine lees in tuns. Topping up weekly throughout aging.
No filtration. Cork stopper 49/25.
Between 10°C and 13°C.
Serving suggestions :
light starters, asparagus, fried vegetables