Blend: 75% sémillon, 25% sauvignon blanc
Average vine age: 50 years
Harvest size and plantation density: 35 hl / ha and 4,500 vines / ha
Terroir: Soil is clay / sand over limestone. Location slightly elevated (80m above sea level) on gentle south facing slopes.
Vineyard methodology: certified organic (ECOCERT).
Winemaking: direct pressing after harvest (no skin maceration), fermentation at 16 – 18°C, regular lees stirring over a 3 month period.
Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel tank before bottling.
Tasting notes: The 2015 ‘Blanc Sec’ is clear and pale gold, with an intense nose of citrus and tropical fruits. Balanced and good weight of fruit on the palate, with a long finish.
Serve with: shellfish, fish, grilled chicken, mature hard cheese
Ideal time to drink: now to 2019
Serving temperature: 8 to 12°C
Medals: Decanter & IWC « commended »