Label-La-Renardiere

Appelation: AOC Pouilly Fume

Area of production: 27 acres

Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2015

Bottles: Burgundy traditional, russet color

Production: 105,000 bottles a year

Vineyard age: 30 years in average

Rootstocks: 3 309-SO4 and 161-49 (low yield)

Soil: shelly flint clay of the kimmeridgian period located on St Andelain hill, overlooking the Loire river.

Harvest:

  • Leaf thinning done mechanically
  • Limited phytosanitary treatment to comply with sustainable agriculture
  • Treatment only in case of disease
  • Grape maturity control and gustatory test
  • Mechanical harvesting
  • Grape destemming

Vinification:

  • separate for each plot according to grape maturity
  • Gravity feeding (screwless bin)
  • Progressive pneumatic pressing
  • Static must settling at low temperature
  • Thermo-regulated fermentation for 3 weeks
  • Two-level underground cellar with air-conditioning
  • Selection on fine lees after homogenization

Alcohol content: 12.5%

Description:

The terroir brings out the typical characteristic aromas of the Blanc Fumé (Sauvignon) with underlying gunflint notes. Harmony on the palate and long finish. As the wine ages, yellow fruit aromas develop.

Characteristics: aromatic nose, fresh, fruity structure with good length.

Aging potential: Will improve with age (3 – 5 years)