Pleine Lune 2017

Winery Domaine Le Conte des Floris

Region Languedoc, France

Grapes Marsanne 65%, Carignan Blanc 35%
ProfileVery creamy and round profile with notes of tropical fruit, ripe yellow apple, almond, marzipan, and a refreshing acidity from Carignan Blanc.
Grape GrowingOrganic farming in a rustically wild vineyard. Grapes are hand harvested harvested in 12kg boxes and are pressed with a vertical press.
WinemakingNatural yeast. Fermented in 100% very old oak barrels. Fined with clay. Low sulfur. The wines are fermented using Burgundian methods, meaning the fermentation takes place in used barrels with a bit of battonage. After one year total in barrel, the wines are moved to a steel tank to rest for three more months, then bottled. After one year in bottle, they are released.
More About the WineMessage from Daniel... “White WE WORK around an unknown variety that beautifully adapted to our climate, white carignan. Its natural acidity helps push high enough maturity without leading to soft wines Most of our work, trying to be minimally intrusive as possible in the vineyard and in the winery, is to express our land closer. Through the expression of our soils, diverse and very fragmented, we are seeking the delicacy and freshness in our wines more than the concentration and power.”

Wine Data

Alc13.62

PH3.2

TA3.69 g/L

RS0 g/L

Sulfur70ppm added after malolactic and before bottling

SoilMarsanne is basalt Carignan Blanc is schist

Altitude400m

Vineyard AgeMarsanne 25 years, Carignan Blanc 60 years

Production Size4,000 bottles

PairingRabbit, Sturgeon, White fish, Chicken pot pie, Squash, Pumpkin, Baked Potato w/cheddar & bacon Cuisines: French, American, Russian, Peruvian, Austrian, German, Alsatian

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