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Chignin Bergeron AC 2014, Les Filles
  • 48. Chignin Bergeron AC 2014, Les Filles

    Gilles Berlioz

    100% Bergeron (12.5% alc.)

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    Bergeron is a synonym for the roussanne grape, and here gives a dense, concentrated wine with apricot/peach fruit with more dynamism and natural acidity than you find in the northern Rhône. Fermented 100% dry and cuve aged only, it has been made from low yields, harvested in various sorties when only the ripest bunches were selected. For drinking now to 2020+.

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Gilles Berlioz
Le Viviers, Chignin. Lieu-dit are Les Chateaux and La Tournaz.
Size of domaine
3 hectares (sold 2.8 hectares in 2004 to concentrate on producing quality wines and convert to agro-bio) of which 1.2 for Chignin Bergeron
100% Bergeron the Savoie name for Roussanne – 10-25 yr old vines and planted at a density of 7000 vines per hectare. Root stocks are 3309 and uses selection massale.
Vines located in the Morreins sector where the soil is gravelly and very stony. Depth of soil is 40cms. Due south facing vineyard at an altitude of400 metres and gradient between 20 & 50% ‘Argilo Calcaire’ base (glacial rubble).
Ecocert since 2001, practiced bio-dynamic viticulture since 2006. Ploughs and hoes the soil. No Vendanges en verts but de-buds in May. Harvested in 4 ‘tries’ – selecting only the ripest of bunches. Hand harvest. 40 hectos per hectare.
Long 5 hours pressing with a pneumatic press. Uses minimal SO2. Natural yeast. No acidification or de-acidification. Low temperature fermentation for one month at 18C. Gravity rather than pumping. Malolactics carried out and then one racking. Leave on fine lees – never batonnage. Bottled in late April according to lunar cycle. – not fined but lightly filtered. Recommend carafing. Production is 15- 20,000 bottles
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