The 2014 vintage was characterised by a mild winter. Rainfall in January and February allowed for the accumulation of sufficient water reserves which were essential for spring budding. The first months of summer saw average temperatures and sunny days alternating with frequent thunderstorms, thus ensuring a slow and regular development. Significantly, a green harvest made it possible to regulate the vines’ load by eliminating the abundant excess bunches. From the end of July, the rains gave way to the highest temperatures in August and September, allowing for the complete and uniform ripening of the grapes, also thanks to careful management of the leaf wall. The wines of this vintage have elegance and finesse which are rare for this area. It is a vintage that might surprise us.
Petit Manseng 100%
Le Sondraie vineyard
4 kg of grapes per crate. The appassimento process lasts about 1 month. Manual harvesting is carried out in early September and the grapes are laid out in crates for appassimento.
Soft pressing of whole grapes and cold maceration for 1 night prior to fermentation
In barriques for about 12 months
In french oak tonneaux at a controlled temperature
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