Country: France Region: Limoux Appellation: Languedoc
Varietal: Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc
Vintage: 2018 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Pierre Fabre
Farming practices/vinification: certified organic, following biodynamic principles. Pierre always is the last one to harvest in Limoux - sometimes at the end of October: he looks for perfect maturity, and his organically farmed grapes are more resistant to diseases. Everything is hand-harvested. In the cellar, only indigenous yeasts are used. The fermentation can be very long, sometimes 3 to 6 months. Very little sulfite is added: 1gr per hectoliter at pressing, before the fermentation, to avoid bacteria then 1 gr at bottling. Total: 20 to 25 mg sulfite per hectoliter. The wines are not fined and vegan.
AOP Limoux. 60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin blanc, 10% Mauzac. The grapes are hand picked in small boxes and manually sorted in the cellar before pressing. Fermented with native yeasts and aged on the lees in 1 to 8 year old French oak barrels for 9 months. Goes through malolactic fermentation. Light filtering before bottling. 13,200 bottles produced. 14% alcohol.
Tasting Note: This wine is a wine of stunning quality, it bursts with ripe red apple, lemon and southern French herbs. Dry with a super long finish.
Organic and Vegan friendly.