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The wine was fermented in concrete in the semi-carbonic method and fermentation completes in stainless steel tank.
In January 2015, Marc Delienne purchased a wine estate in Fleuriein order to start his own business. A vat room was promptly built and he initiated the conversion to organic production right away to g ain the Organic Certification as soon as possible.
These Vines were planted 40 to more than 80 years ago, with a density of 10,000 vines/hectare (2.5 acres), on mainly sandy or sandy loam soils stemmed from primary rocks (granite) or ancient alluvium, covered by sometimes a dense layer of pebbles of low to average depth. Here, pruning is done using the traditional goblet method, even though the vines are trained to significantly increase their height. Regular tillage, albeit shallow, a special care given to seasonal plants and biodynamic cultivation are key features of the culture of the domain.
The grapes are processed as delicately and as naturally as possible. Concrete vats are filled with whole crops, after thorough screening, with no yeasting nor chaptalisation. Daily pumping over is kept to a minimum so as not impose excessive extraction. The fermentation of skins is brief, and most wines are put into extra-large wine barrels (foudres) right after the pressing is done.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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