Montlouis Méthode Traditionnelle Brut Nature (Domaine) 2014
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Region Loire Valley
Appellation Montlouis Sur Loire
Wine Type White - Sparkling
Varietals Chenin Blanc
Vineyard 20 to 50 year old vines under a continental climate with oceanic influences. With an area of 20 hectares, the domaine of Montlouis counts 6600 vines per hectare.
Soil The soil is composed of clays and coarse flint elements constituting "Les Perruches". The subsoil is composed of Tuffeau, soft limestone and white stone used in construction through which the roots create a passage.
Viticulture Francois Chidaine farms biodynamically. The vines are pruned by “Guyot and Gobelet” methods to produce a 35hl per hectare yield. No chemical plant protection products are used in the vineyard. The soils are plowed. The preparations used only come from processed vegetable, animal and mineral materials. The qualities and peculiarities of each terroir are thus respected. All vineyard harvesting is does manually.
Vinification Pneumatic pressing. The alcoholic fermentation is performed by indigenous yeast present in the grape skin in demi-muids, wood barrels of 600 liter capacity. The primary fermentation can last up to six months. The "malolactic fermentation" is not sought. The "prise de mousse" (secondary fermentation) is carried out in the cellars. No dosage added; less than 2 g/ liter residual sugar.
Aging The bottles remain on the lees for a minimum of 12 months.
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