100 % trousseau on gravel soils above shallow early Jurassic gray marls
Lieu dit les corvées , southern exposure
Return 30 to 35 hl/ha
Hand harvest in 20 kg trays with sorting table some years.
Destemming 100 % by hand in vineyards, very light crushing, maceration 10 to 30 days, depending on year
Pigeage (stomping) once a day, pumped over the first three days of maceration in open cylindrical vessels, followed by spraying of the cap.
Indigeanous yeasts, no added sulphur.
Malolactic fermatention in vats before ageing in foudre barrels for 12 months.
Bottling with no added So2, not filtered, with natural CO2.
Not filtered or clarified, a decantation or carafage may change its personnality...
- Domaine de la Tournelle