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  • 37. Bandol Blanc AC 2015

    Château Ste Anne

    50% Clairette Verte, 50% Ugni Blanc (12.5% alc.)

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    This wine comes from 39 year old vines planted on limestone-clay hillsides with siliceous sub-soils. Yields are 26hh (viticulture is organically certified) and the wine has been aged for six months in cuve. Mid-gold in colour the wine is very pure and precise, with complex fruit hinting at melon, straw, fennel, anise, with notable balance and freshness.  On the finish there is a little sea-salt, and an attractive bitterness. For drinking now to 2022.

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Winemaker
Famille Dutheil de la Rochère, Château Ste Anne
Location
Village of Evenos, lieu-dit Sainte Anne d`Evenos
Size of domaine
14 hectares of which this cuvée comprises 2ha
Grape
50% Ugni blanc, 50% Clairette verte. 30 year old vines on R110 rootstock. 5000 vines per hectare on average trained in gobelet
Terroir
Clay and limestone soils with a sandy subsoil; soils are very well drained. 120 mtrs above sea-level. North-East aspect on 15% slopes. Soil depth 1.2m approx.
Viticulture
Debudding. Mechanical weeding. Plough several times during the year; do not allow the grass to grow during Spring and Autumn. No chemical herbicides or pesticides, only organic compost once a year. Bordeaux mixture against mildew and sulphur against oidium. No treatment against pest (very low level of moisture thanks to the local wind called Mistral). Organic certification by Ecocert©. Harvested by hand in small boxes. 38 hectos per hectare yield
Vinification
100% destalked. Pressing for 2 hrs by a horizontal press, and then settling of the juice. Fermentation in stainless steel (at 21°C max) using natural, indigenous yeasts. Temperature is controlled every day when the density is checked. Alcoholic fermentation for 8 days. The wine naturally carries out its malolactic fermentation. Aged for 10 months in stainless steel. Only one racking. No bâtonnage, no collage and no filtration. Only one bottling in July. Between 8 and 9000 bottles produced on average
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