Sylvaner Old Vines 2017

10,50  TTC

2 stars in the Guide Hachette 2021

Guide comments: “Old vines ? The qualifier is not usurped, the vines are 65 years old. The harvest took place towards the end of the harvest, on September 28. The result is a sustained robe, golden yellow, and intense aromas, between flowers and ripe fruit, which take on apricot tones in the mouth. Although well melted, the wine is not smooth. Supported by a fine acidity, it is fresh and persistent. Perfect for a veal blanquette.”

 

A Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes Unusual, charming and distinguished

Dry and mineral wine.

Nose : Toasted, brioche notes and an almond and hazelnut finish with a touch of strawberry and fresh grass.

Palate : ample, concentrated, fruity and fresh.

Muriel’s advice : Excellent dry wine for the aperitif, shellfish, avocado with crab, trout with thyme butter, lentil-beet salad, marengo veal, white meats, Thai pork, goat’s cheese, sheep’s cheese, strawberry-basil smoothie, raspberry muffin , lemon tart.

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Vines : Our vines are on average 30 years old, from selected old varieties and grafted to the estate from generation to generation.
Divided into slopes and midslopes on 40 plots for an area of 8 ha. This diversity is found in the grapes of each plot.
The yield is reduced to less than 60 hl/ha.
We mow the grass 1 out of 2 rows and we work the soil of the other row by practising organic viticulture since the 1980s.
We started organic certification in 2019.
Our soils are alive, our vines are balanced, our grapes are «well in their skin».

Terroir : This wine was born in the plot of the place called «Kastelweg» meaning «Chemin des Châteaux».This terroir is provided with well drained spring water and composed of beautiful oolithic limestones of marine origin covered with limons: it is a terroir rich in mineral salts available for our wines.

In the cellar : We taste the grapes to decide on the optimal harvest of each plot and achieve the best balance in sugar, acidity and taste.
Our pneumatic press allows a smooth and slow extraction. Our juices flow by gravity and then are naturally released to preserve all their aromas.
Our fermentations engage with the indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks, without temperature control. They take on a different rhythm depending on the character and energy of each wine. In equilibrium, air extraction and a single sulphiting are sufficient for stability. This is followed by lees breeding, kieselguhr filtration, and bottling at the estate.
We reserve our wines to offer their best potential.

 

Degree of alcohol : 13.5 % vol.

Keeping : 2024 / 2026

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 7.5 × 7.5 × 33 cm
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