BOURGUEIL ♦ SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL ♦ CHINON ♦ SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY

Our range, our cuvées and our millésimes (harvesting years)

AOP Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil

Gamme : Classics

Millésime : 2016

Year : 2015

Planted area : 5 hectares

Locality : Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil

Situation : Terrace Orientation South

Altitude :  25 metres

Climate : Exceptional weather since the beginning of April.

Soil : Sand, gravel, very filtering soil.

Grape variety : 100 % cabernet franc (locally called «cabernet breton ») 

Average age of vines : 15 years, density 5000 plants/hectare.

Yield : 53 Hectolitres/hectare

Alcoolic degree 12.4°.

Harvesting : Mechanical, done from the 21st to the 3rd of September 2015

Vinification :  100 % destemming without pressing.Vinification  in vats thermostatically controlled by internal heat exchangers at 23 – 25 °C. 12 day fermentation. Malolactic fermentation done immediately after draining.

Maturing : Lightly filtered at the end of December and aged in tanks with a 2 week period in traditional Loire valley barrels.

 


Tasting

The sand and gravel soils give this wine a harmonius blend of flower and fruit that is appreciated as much with the nose as the mouth.