100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Soil: clay-limestone and flint – Vineyard: Les Chante-Alouettes – Exposure: south-western – Commune : Pouilly sur Loire
Age of vines: 10 to 40 years – Density: 7,000 plants / hectare – Yield: 50 to 60 hl/ha – Pruning: Single Guyot. The soil is worked beneath the rows and grass is grown between them. The vines are disbudded in the spring. Each vineyard parcel is monitored so as to optimise chemical interventions while reducing them as much as possible.
The grapes are pressed immediately using a pneumatic press and the must is cold settled for 48 hours. – The grape sediment is carefully removed and the clear juice is brought up to temperature. – Fermentation using indigenous yeasts takes place under controlled temperatures for several weeks in order to give a maximum of aromatic complexity to the wine. -The first racking takes place in January or February and is followed by ageing on the lees. – Bentonite fining removes unstable proteins and polishes the aromas. – Cold stabilization reduces tartrate crystals. – The wine is Kieselguhr filtered. – We bottle the wine at the estate’s facilities.
Brilliant in aspect, pale gold in colour with green highlights with intense complexity on the nose. The first nose is floral and opens up to notes of ripe, jammy fruit with a hint of orange peel. A subtle touch of vanilla and liquorice complete the bouquet. On the palate, the wine is round at first opening up to rich, unctuous sensations that fill the mouth. The finish is heightened by a touch of nervosity. Its flavours linger on the palate with notes of forest undergrowth, ripe lemon and mint. – Ageing potential: 3 to 5 years. Vegan.
This cuvée is the perfect complement to shellfish and raw or cooked fish. It is also marvellous with white meat and goat’s cheese. It is ideal served as an aperitif as a start to a meal, or for enjoying with friends at any time of day