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The Tradition White Cuvée is a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon.
18% of these wines are vinified in oak barrels for 4 months.
Grape variety : 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Sémillon / Appellation : A.O.P. Bergerac / Region : South West of France / Oak maturation : 18% fermented in old barrels for 6 months / Cellaring potential : 4 years / Alcohol : 13,5 % / Acidity : 3,21 g/l / pH : 3,34 / Residual sugar : 0,9 g/L
The vines are on a plateau or slopes with clay limestone soil. The density of plantation is 5000 vines per hectare which favours vigour, canopy growth and shading which gives the characters of this wine. Since 2005, the vineyard has been converted to organic agriculture.
The grapes are mechanically harvested during the night to avoid oxidation, then chilled and macerated during 3 hours. Once pressed and filtered, the juice is cold fermented then left on lees to increase flavour and palate richness. 18% is vinified in older wooden barrels, in order to obtain more complexity and better lees contact.
Pale yellow green, pungent: herbaceous exotic fruit, yellow fruit, blackcurrant tip, well balanced steely, long flavour. Excellent in the aromatical style. As an aperitif, all raw fish and cooked dishes and hors d’œuvres.Download the technical sheets