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Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne 2016
  • 1. Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne 2016

    Domaine de San de Guilhem

    40% Gros Manseng, 30% Ugni Blanc, 15% Colombard, 15% Sauvignon (11.5% alc.)

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    France’s best value white vin de pays, with vibrant refreshing fruit and the added bonus of low alcohol.

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Further details
Winemaker
Alain Lalanne, Domaine de San de Guilhem
Location
Ramouzens
Size of domaine
59 hectares
Grape
40% Gros Manseng, 30% Ugni Blanc, 15% Colombard, 15% Sauvignon
Terroir
A 40cm topsoil of silty clay ‘argile limoneux’at an elevation of 150 metres and inclines of 2or 3% facing east and south east.
Viticulture
Clones 551, 552, 938 and 397 on 3309 Gravezac rootstock. Planted to single Guyot at a density of 3300 vines per hectare which delivers between 70 and 75 H/H. Age of vines is 15 to 20 years Lutte raisonée. No de budding or green harvesting. A light tilling of weeds in one out of two rows with no deep ploughing. Uses a mineral fertilizer in the winter. Suplhur and IBS fungicide used to prevent oidium.
Vinification
Grapes are all destemmed. Prefermentive maceration at 5degrees for 5or 6 days. Grapes are crushed before fermentation in 100 hl polSweetter or stainless steel tanks. Uses Als and CIB yeasts but no enzymes or acidification. Chaptalised with MCR of Colombard. Alcoholic fermentation of 10-12 days and no malo. Each grape variety vinified separately An élevage on fine lees of 3 months after which the finished wine is kept in cuves and bottled 4 to 5 times a year. Bottled at the domaine using their own bottling line after filtration by plaque.
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