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Rasteau Vin Doux Naturel AC 2015
  • 106. Rasteau Vin Doux Naturel AC 2015

    Domaine du Trapadis

    90% Grenache, 10% Carignan (15.5% alc, 100g/l of rs)

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    This is a fine VDN with cigar leaf, raisin, prune and fig flavours typical of the grenache. Delicious with rich chocolate desserts. For drinking now to 2021.

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Further details
Winemaker
Helen Durand, Domaine du Trapadis
Location
Rasteau
Size of domaine
25 hectares
Grape
90% Grenache, 10% Carignan. Average 25 years and a density of 3,500 vines per hectare. Trained cordon royat.
Terroir
Argilo-calcaire and yellow marl on 20% gradient slopes. Elevation of 290 metres. Depth of soil 5 metres. South west facing slopes.
Viticulture
De-buds and green harvests. Ploughs 6 times a year with a horse. Light dose of copper sulphate to prevent oidium. No pest problem. No herbicides. Uses organic animal and vegetal compost. Manual harvest grape by grape and uses a table de trie. Yield 20 h/h
Vinification
De-stalked 50%, lightly crushed and then a prefermentive maceration for 4 days at 15C. Varieties vinified seperately in 150 hecto cement cuves with natural yeast and at up to 25C. One foot pigeage every three days. Alcoholic ferment for 4-5 days before arresting by addition of up to 10% of the total volume of neutral alcohol (marc). Then a further 14 days of maceration with alcohol (at 25C) and thus a total cuvaison of 20 days. Leaves 100g/litre of residual sugar. Mechanical press and press wine is added back. Elevage in cement cuves and 10% in one year old fûts. 11 months on fine lees. Racked once. No need for fining or filtration. Converting to Ecocert bio. Total production 5,000 bottles.
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