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2017 Maison Nicolas Sauvignon Blanc




Grape harvest is a crucial moment: fruits are

selected in order to eliminate unwanted grapes,

and also to evaluate precisely the quality of the

harvest. This will help us to work afterwards.

During every wine making, we taste the

cuvées twice or three times a day, so as to

follow their aromatic evolution. After winding

removal, we softly press with a vertical wine-

press, and then we settle the liquid before

filling the barrels.

A Traditionnal Maturing

In cellar, we have choosen to avoid the

maximum of interference, that is to say if

one leaves the must to settle enough in a

way of opting for a maturing of betwen 12

to 16 months on the fine lees,without racking

and a minimum of SO2, a protection for the

carbonic gas and a late malolactic fermentation.

All our wines are drawn off just before bottling

and blended in the vats in such a way that it

will have the same uniformity in the bottle.

The old fashioned racking: the wines are

drawn off by th "Broquereau", that is to say

the opening is at the end of the barrel, with

the aid of the funnel. That allows to push them

without the aid of a pump and to finish off the

racking with a "tastevin" in order to be very

precise on the brilliance of the wine. That is to

say, well separated from the lees, and as 

important for the non-filtered.

We follow the bio-dynamic calendar and try

to follow our wines in their style, either on root

days in order to respect the best of their individuality.

Wines Selection

From grape selection to bottling, we particularly

care about the expression of terroirs, so as

to deliver their aromatic characteristics in every

bottle of wine. We usually take into account

the quality of the soils, the work of our partner

winegrowers, and also the health and exposure

of vines. We carry out meticulous researches

and parcels follow-ups long before. First of

all, we execute a visual work, thanks to

our winegrowers' information. Then we act

more technically, with winegrowing follow-up,

in order to advise our partners about various

decisions we will take concerning the vine parcels.

Respecting Grapes

A quality wine is, above all, a natural wine.

This is why we interfere as less as possible

during wine making. Indeed, since each

year is different, we think that adapting

our wine making style for every vintage

is important. As a result, we focus on taste

and sensitive aspects more than analysis

results or wine making forms.


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