Sancerre Chavignol Clos de Beaujeu 2017
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Region Loire Valley
Wine Type White - Still
Varietals Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Gérard owns and farms .75 hectare of 45 year old vines in Clos de Beaujeu. The vines have a south/ south-east exposure allowing for ripeness levels to reach their maximum. This is one of Chavignol's top crus along with La Grande Côte and Monts Damnés.
Soil Marne kimmeridgean "terres blanches" (clay limestone)
Viticulture As with each of Boulay's vineyards, organic methods are used as Gérard works the soils and harvest the grapes by hand.
Vinification Fermentation always occurs naturally. Only natural yeast is used as nothing is added and no manipulation ever occurs. Élevage is approximately 10 months in a combination of stainless steel tank and 300 liter barriques (at least 3 years old). No new wood is ever used. Bottling occurs right before the following harvest allowing the wines to spend as much time on their lees as possible.
Aging 10 months on the lees in a combination of 330 liter barrel and tank.
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