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Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil AC 2016, Les Graviers
  • 190. Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil AC 2016, Les Graviers

    Domaine du Mortier

    100% Cabernet Franc (13.19% alc.)

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    The Boisard family have nine hectares of organically certified vines. Their wines are all marked by an incredible purity of fruit, low alcohol, silky tannins and are unfined and unfiltered. For drinking now to 2020.

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Cyril & Fabien Boisard, Domaine du Mortier
St Nicolas de Bourgueil
Size of domaine
9 hectares of which 2 produce Les Graviers
Cabernet Franc. Massale selection. Planted on 3309 rootstock. 40 year old vines. Trained single guyot or poussard. 4500 vines per hectare.
South-facing gentle slope. Gravelly top soil with limestone base 0.5 to 1m below.
But the vines up during autumn, and debut in spring. Debud, no green harvest. Allow natural grass to grow and then plough when necessary. Use Bordeaux mix against oidium and a spray made from ‘osier’ (willow). Use concoctions of nettles and prele against pests. Occasionally use a bio-dynamic compost 1 row in two. Manual harvest. Yield of 32 h/h.
Initial maceration in cement cuve at 16º for 5 days. Fermentation then continues between 18 to 23ºC for 20 days. Destalk 100% and crush by foot for 5 minutes. Fermented in cement cuve with natural yeast. No chaptalisation. Carry out 1 pigeage a day during 12 day fermentation and 3 times during the subsequent 5 day cuvaision. Vasslin cage press used – press wine kept separate and assembled 1 month before bottling. The wine is aged in 50hl 15 year old foudres. Racked once. Aged for 10 months on average. No batonnage, no fining, no filtration. Bottled 3 times a year in May, September and January. Produce 9000 bts a year on average.
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