BOURGUEIL ♦ SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL ♦ CHINON ♦ SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY

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

AOP Bourgueil "Les Marquises"

Gamme : Domains

Millésime : 2009

Planted area  : 1,5 hectare

Locality : BENAIS

Situation : On the hill

Orientation : South

Altitude : 80 metres

Soil : Limestone clay.

Grape variety : 100 % cabernet franc (locally called «cabernet breton ») grafted on a 3309 and 101/14 stock.

Average age of vines : 40 years, density 5000 plants/hectare.

Yield : 40 hectolitres/hectare

Alcoolic degree : 13°5 without chaptalization.

Harvesting : Manual and mechanical, done on the 14th of October.

Vinification :  100 % destemming without pressing. Vinification  in vats thermostatically controlled by internal heat exchangers at 26 – 28 °C. 18 day fermentation. Malolactic fermentation done immediately after draining and completed by the 15th of December

Maturing : Lightly filtered on a diatomic bed, matured traditionnally in barrels for several months (1/2 hogshead of 600 litres) . Bottled two years after harvesting.

Aging potential : up to 30 years without a problem.