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  • 126. SIGP 2010 Cuvée Aither

    Domaine Rousset-Peyraguey

    80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle (12.5% alc, 220g/l of rs)

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    Aged for 2.5 years in a mix of 100 year old acacia barrels (which help to preserve acidity) and oak it is protected by natural volcanic sulphur, this wine comes from minute yields of 6hh from a parcel closest to Yquem where there is a sandy topsoil and blue clay and cobalt beneath.  It has floral and spicy bread aromas and the fruit is notable for fresh quince. Unfined and unfiltered. For drinking now to 2022+.

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Further details
Winemaker
Alain Dejean
Location
7 plots of land on the village of Barsac, Gironde (contiguous to Chateaux Yquem / Suduiraut / Rieussec / Lafaurie-Peyraguey)
Size of domaine
3.3 hectares
Grape
80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle. Massal selection on 101-14 rootstock. Vines grafted in 1956. 55 years old vines. 5500 vines per hectare on average
Terroir
Subsoil: limestone without carbonate. Top soil: sandy silt and pebbles, 10 mtrs above sea-level. South facing. Soil depth approx. 30cm
Viticulture
No debudding. Don’t carry out vendanges en vert. Uses a strimmer to manage the grass. Vines are constantly “buttée”. No chemical herbicides or pesticides, only biodynamic compost. Biodynamic certification with Ecocert© and Dynamis©. Harvested by hand. Between 9 and 11 hectos per hectare yield on average
Vinification
Do not destalk. Pressed by a vertical press. Don’t leave the juice to settle. Fermentation in barrels (no control of temperature) using natural, indigenous yeasts for 1 month up to 2 years. No malolactic fermentation. Aged for 2 years in 99 years old accacia barrels. 2 to 3 rackings per year. No collage and no filtration. Bottled with 220 g/l of residual sugar. Between 5 and 8 bottling during the year in July / August. Uses Diam© corks. 3600 bottles produced on average
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