Chignin Argile Sur Schiste 2021, Berthollier

£28.84
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Product code
33BR0520
France  Savoie 
Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Carbon Neutral, Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 11 Jun 2023
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Jacquère
Frequently Bought Together
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You will find the village of Chignin nestling at the foot of the Les Petits Bois and surrounded by vineyards. The grape in this single varietal cuvèe is Jacquère, from 50 year old vines on limestone. Biodynamic expression of this grape which is low intervention and managed on the lunar cycle. 

A truly versatile wine that works with a variety of Savoie dishes like raclette, fondue and tartiflette but also at home with British fish and chips and sushi!

 

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Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2021
Alcohol 11.5
Last Tasted 11 Jun 2023
Variety Jacquère
Is Mature No
Ripeness Normal
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Case Size 6
Composition 100% Jacquère
Closure Natural Cork
sweetness dry
Winemaking Matured on the Lees, Low Added Sulphur, Malolactic
Aged In Steel, Foudre (big wood)
Key Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Carbon Neutral, Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Arrival Date 12 Jun 2023
Bought In (year) 2023
Available from The Whalley Wine Shop

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South and south west facing vineyards. Density 7000 to 8500 vines / ha. The average age of the vines is 50 years.

For 15 years they have reduced yields by 20% and eliminated pesticides and insecticides. No chemical weed killer since 2011

The brothers strive to obtain healthy grapes by driving focusing on only what’s necessary in the vineyard and seek optimal maturity before harvest.

They maintain the soil by scarifying and mowing. Very low use of fertilizer which is organic organo-mineral. They have respect for the balance of the soil, the vines and the land.

They use budding and trellising to optimize the ripening of the grapes. "Major" work in the vineyard (pruning, topping,treatment) is carried out by the lunar calendar, as is the harvest between September 25 and October 10. The harvest is 80% manual in 350 kg palox to limit crushing and 20% machine.

Yield: 60 to 68 hl / ha depending on weather conditions.

Vinification Pressing in whole bunch. Cold settling without enzymation. The grapes from the different terroirs are vinified separately. Natural fermentation by indigenous yeasts from the grapes. Racking on fine lees; assembly; batonnage for 3 months. Rate of total sulphites at bottling less than 100mg / l.

Bottled June and September again by the lunar calendar for racking and bottling.

 

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