20 years old vines planted in high density (8 500 feet/ha) on a south-facing steep hill certified Organic Farming.
The soils are plowed and the vines are nourished by the previous year's cuttings, by organic compost and by powdered limestone (to neutralize the soil's acidity).
Human intervention comes into play several times during each season for de-budding, trellising, leaf-thinning...
We harvest all grapes by hand before carefully sorting them in the cellar.
Maceration in whole bunch in cement tanks with temperature control.
Partial destemming (40 %).
Maceration-fermentation 10 to 12 days long with natural yeasts.
Pneumatic pressing .
Ageing of 6 months in cement vat with rackings.
After a light filtration, bottling by ourselves.
Intense dark red colour.
Aromas of blackcurrant, raspberry and spices.
In mouth, the concentrated flavours are steaded by a long persistence of flavours , revealing the minerality and the fruity aspect of the terroir.
Temperature : 14-15°C
Accompaniment : Delicatessen, cooked meat
Conservation : 4 years
Technical data for Les Blondins