Chignin Vielles Vignes 2019, Berthollier

£19.70
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Product code
33BR0119
France  Savoie 
Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Carbon Neutral, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 4 Oct 2020
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Jacquère

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!

 

More Information
Winemaker Denis / Didier Berthollier
Arrival Date 22 Dec 2020
Country France
Bottle Size 75cl
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Region Savoie
Variety Jacquère
Vintage 2019
Last Tasted 4 Oct 2020
Alcohol 11.5
Ripeness Normal
Composition 100% Jacquère
sweetness dry
Winemaking Malolactic
Aged In Steel
Key Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Carbon Neutral, Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from DVine Cellars, Sarahs Cellar, Valhallas Goat, Vineyards Wine Shop, Wined Up Here
Bought In (year) 2020
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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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