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Domaine Sainte Barbe

Viré-Clessé « L’Epinet »

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Grape: Chardonnay

Soil: The plot is situated on top of a hill, on a floor made ​​of red clay in depth with a gravel surface, facing south -east, on the municipality of Clessé.
Vine: Planted in 1940, the vineyard, with its 65 years, is doing well. Short cut to nurse it, we produce about 50 hl / ha on this parcel of 70 acres. Mechanical soil working and treatments respectful of the environment.
Harvest: The grapes are harvested by hand.

Winemaking: The grapes are squeezed slowly, the wort racked cold then intoned in Burgundian barrels, French oak for five years in average age, including a new one each year. Fermentation and aging on lees in barrels for one year. The wines are blended several months for a mass rearing before setting without fining or filtration. We produce 4500 bottles of this wine.
A beautiful bright yellow dress escaping aromas of hawthorn and spices.
Combining a buttered side, the palace is round and balanced.