La Treille


La Treille

Appellation                  AOC Languedoc,  Organic (Bio)

Color, alcohol            Dry white, 13 % vol

Grape varieties            Roussanne 31%, Vermentino 69%

Soil                                           Terrace of pebbles with clayey subsurface

Comments of the cellarman
Golden reflections in the colour. Intense nose with mixed smells of citrus and honey. The start in mouth is ample and sharp, revealing grilled, brioche-like aromas. Freshness, fat, and delicacy dominate the end of mouth.

Vinification
In the vineyard are only allowed natural products: organic fertilizer (manure), copper against mildew, sulfur against powdery mildew. Excludes all synthetic products such as herbicides, pesticides, GMOs. Organic standards compliance is checked twice a year by the Bureau Veritas. Night harvest to preserve the flavors of the grapes. The grapes macerate 2-3 pm in the press before pressing at low pressure to dissolve a maximum of aromas. The juice is then clarified naturally at room temperature for 48 h.
The alcoholic fermentation is done in new French oak barrels between 18°c and 20°c.
Then the 2 wines are stick-stirred during one month, every other day in the first 2 weeks, and every 4 days later on.
Next we continue the raising in barrels during 9 to 10 months.
Then the 2 wines are drawn out of the barrels and blended in tanks where the end product is clarified before the bottling takes place one year after harvest.

Rewards        
Not yet presented at wine tasting contests, as first bottling session took place in January 2018. More to follow, very promising wine.

Vintage year(s) presently available for sale: 2017

Food pairing
Fish in sauce, sea food, goat cheese, aperitif

Cellaring potential                                       3 to 5 years

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