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Clef de Sol White, 2019

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France
Wine
White
Chenin Blanc
Montlouis-Sur-Loire
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  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Soil type: Clay, Flint, Limestone
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: Low sulphites: 25 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Filtered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: tbc
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - New oak, Wood - Old oak, Cement - Egg

Additional Information

Degraded clay with flint on limestone mother rock Average age of vines: In between 50 and 100 years old. Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested in several successive pickings to let the grapes have a sufficient level of maturity and quality. Grapes are directly pressed and then transferred into old oak barrels. The fermentation begins spontaneously and slowly in winter and finishes in summer. In total, the wine remains for 10 months on the lees in barrels. The blend is made in tanks after ageing. Alcohol: 14%
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Harvesting everything by hand - the chenin in successive tris - the grapes are gently pressed in a pneumatic press before being transferred by gravity to cold settle in inerted vats in the winery below. Fermentations are very much plot by plot and mainly variety by variety – with the exception of a plot planted with a mix of grolleau, gamay and malbec that goes to make the delightful Tournage Riant rosé. The stars are the barrel fermented dry Clef de Sol Montlouis and red Clef de Sol Touraine - Amboise, the wonderfully rich oak-matured (and unfiltered) cabernet franc Bécarre and the remarkable malbec Côt Vieilles Vignes. The 'new' oak-fermented Quatre Mains sauvignon is pretty good too. The only problem, clearly, are the tiny stocks after two years of 'galère', with yields way down due to frost and hail. Certified organic by ECOCERT since 2008, and biodynamic by BIODYVIN since 2014
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