Le Grenache Gris de Jean

A great idea from Jean, to work the old Grenache gris in long maceration to give this white wine a lovely salmon colour, a beautiful fullness and a real minerality. A strong personality, like that of the winemaker!

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Additional information

Appellation

Vin de France

Vintage

2018, 2019

Varieties

Grenache Gris, a 60 and 80 year old vineyard, (25hl/ha)

Terroir

Gravel terraces on clay-limestone soil

Viticulture

Goblet pruning, cultivation with ploughing 1 row in 2, inter-vine cultivation

Harvest

Picked by hand, Sorting in the vineyard and in the cellar before destemming

Winemaking

Fermentation with indigenous yeasts., For 1/3: juice/berries maceration in jar for 6 months in earthen jar (dolia), For 2/3: Short maceration in the press, pressing in a small stainless steel tank., MLF completed

Ageing

After racking, maturing in earthenware jars and eggs for 6 months

Production

4000 bottles, Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Tasting Note

Nose of candied orange, dried fruit and saffron. Vibrant and deep on the palate, finishing with a lot of freshness.

Pairings

Anything orange! Goes very well with oriental and Asian cuisines

Alcohol

14%

Evolution

Drink within 8 years

Service

Decant and serve at 15ºC