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Château les Vergnes A.o.c. Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2008

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From pruning through to picking, the key priority is to control yields (50 hl/ha). Green harvesting and leaf-stripping are carried out to help the grapes ripen. Thanks to polyphenol analysis, the grapes are brought to optimum ripeness. The wine is made using the traditional Bordeaux method: selected enzymes and yeast added during the transfer into vats, with temperature control (30° C max). The maceration time depends on the quality of the tannins that are extracted (10 to 15 days). Pneumatic pressing Matured in vats before bottling. Stored in a temperature-controlled cellar for 6 months.

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Château Les Vergnes:
On the sloping plateau of Les Lèves, close to the fortified town of Sainte-Foy la Grande, Château Les Vergnes gets its name from the alder trees that surround it. Acquired in 1986 from the Maréchal Leclerc de Hautecloque family, it is the perfect expression of UniVitis winemaking expertise. The buildings are laid out around a central courtyard and date back to the beginni... Read more
On the sloping plateau of Les Lèves, close to the fortified town of Sainte-Foy la Grande, Château Les Vergnes gets its name from the alder trees that surround it. Acquired in 1986 from the Maréchal Leclerc de Hautecloque family, it is the perfect expression of UniVitis winemaking expertise. The buildings are laid out around a central courtyard and date back to the beginning of the 19th century. Some buildings on the estate go back much further in time, however, such as the mill, the wash-house and the dovecote. Since it was bought by Univitis, the vineyard of Château Les Vergnes has been restored to its original size. It now covers some 130 hectares (320 acres) in a single strecht. 88 Ha (217 acres) are dedicated to red and rosé wines, 42 Ha (103 acres) to white wines. Soils are various: clay-limestone with large clay outcrops locally for the red varietals, silt-clay for the whites. Grape varieties are the traditional Bordeaux ones. Merlot covers 40% of the total production surface, Cabernet Franc 14%, Cabernet Sauvignon 14%, Sauvignon blanc 17%, Muscadelle 5% and Semillon 10%. Average age of the vineyard is 20 years. Since 2005, Château les Vergnes is qualified as an integrated farming Estate. Read less
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Tasting Notes:

Deep crimson with ruby tints. In the nose it is lively and generous with aromas of red fruit and liquorice. Structured and rounded on the palate with a long finish revealing lovely mature tannins – mild and silky. Just the wine to be laid down in a cellar for two or three years to reach its best.

From pruning through to picking, the key priority is to control yields (50 hl/ha). Green harvesting and leaf-stripping are carried out to help the grapes ripen. Thanks to polyphenol analysis, the grapes are brought to optimum ripeness. The wine is made using the traditional Bordeaux method: selected enzymes and yeast added during the transfer into vats, with temperature control (30° C max). The maceration time depends on the quality of the tannins that are extracted (10 to 15 days). Pneumatic pressing Matured in vats before bottling. Stored in a temperature-controlled cellar for 6 months.

Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

380 000 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged in Steel.

Notes: 100% new french ok barrels


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