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Grape variety : Sauvignon Blanc.
Density : 7000 plants/ha.
Vine age : 25 years old on average.
Soils : Clayey-limestone of Upper Jurassic including 2/3 of Tithonian (formation superimposed on the Kimmeridgian of about 135 million years old) and 1/3 of Kimmeridgian (marls characterized by small fossilized oysters of about 145 million years old). Limestone subsoil.
Soil upkeep : Grass is allowed to grow among the vines in most of the vineyard, ploughing and hoeing are used, while respecting the terroir and environment.
Green works : de-budding and green harvest in order to remove the excessive vegetation and regulate the yields.
Yields : 50 to 60 hl/ha.
Winemaking and ageing : sorting of the grapes, pneumatic pressing, cold settling of the juice then fermentation in stainless-steel tanks during 3 weeks with temperatures control between 15 and 20°C. Maturing on fine lees for 5 to 6 months with stirrings of the lees more or less frequent according to the vintage. Light fining and filtration before bottling.
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