BOURGUEIL ♦ SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL ♦ CHINON ♦ SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY

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

AOP Bourgueil "Les Grands Rangs"

Gamme : Vineyards

Millésime : 2015

Planted area : 5 Hectares

Locality : BENAIS

Situation : On the hill, mid-slope

Orientation : South

Altitude : 80 metres

Soil : Limestone clay and siliceous clay.

Grape variety : 100 % cabernet franc, grafted on a 3309 and 101/14 stock.

Average age of vines : 30 years with a density of 5000.

Yield : 42 Hectolitres/hectare

Alcoolic degree : 12°5

Harvesting : Mechanical

Vinification :  100 % de-stemming without pressing.Vinification  in vats thermostatically controlled by internal heat exchangers at 26 – 28 °C. 12 day fermentation. Malolactic fermentation done immediately after draining and completed by the end of November.

Maturing : Lightly filtered on a diatomic bed, then 5 months in barrels (1/2 hogsheads of 600 litres) in our caves.