Chenin d’Ailleurs Vin de France 2016
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation Vin de France
Wine Type White - Still
Varietals Chenin Blanc
Farming Organic certified
Vineyard The fruit was sourced from vignerons in Limoux who are friends of François Chidaine. The wine is comprised of multiple parcels with varied exposures.
Soil Clay-limestone and gravel.
Viticulture Vineyards are farmed using organic methods.
Vinification After pressing, the alcoholic fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts in half barrels, 600 liters capacity. It can last up to six months. The "malolactic fermentation" is not achieved. Vinified sec. 1.2g/ liter of residual sugar.
Aging Aged sur lies in old demi-muids for approximately 11 months.
Notes In 2016, François lost 90% of his harvests because of the frost on April 27, 2016. Chidaine remarks it “hit us hard … After a very rainy spring, the summer and the late season were much more favorable which allowed us to harvest a small, but very high quality harvest.”
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