When to drink : 5 to 10 years after harvest.
Grape Variety : Chenin Blanc
Age of the vines : 2003
Pruning : Guyau Val de Loire
Soil type: Chalk and clay
Vineyard size: 1,4 hectaires / just over 3 acres.
Harvest: Whole clusters are gently pressed in a pneumatic press.
Fermentation : native yeasts, lightly filtered to clear away yeasts likely to start a second fermentation.
Elevage : On fine lees in barrels that are 2, 3, and 4 wines old, for 10 months.
Yield: 45 hl / ha
Planting density : 5 500 vignes per hectaire.
Total production : 8 000 bottles.
All harvesting is done manually with an initial sort before the grapes are transported to the wines. The wines are never chaptalized.
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