Chatons du Cèdre 2015

Area of production : IGP Côtes de Gascogne

Soil and climate : The vineyards are in the Gascony region, home of the Three Musketers

Grape varieties : 40% Colombard, 40% Ugni Blanc, 20% Sauvignon Blanc

Climate conditions : 2015 : an excellent vintage. Spring started with nice higher than average temperatures and rather dry conditions. June was exceptionally sunny and allowed a perfect flowering followed by 60mm of rain on June 14 and 15.
Very sunny July and August with just 2 welcomed showers on August 13 and 14 bringing 60mm additional water supply. September also sunny and not too hot allowed for a close to perfect maturation of the grapes. Harvest started on September 24th in excellent conditions.
Perfect sanitary condition, reasonable alcohol degrees, nice acidity, should allow for great balance.

Type of winemaking : Skin contact for one night before pressing and cold settling.

Type of ageing Vinification and ageing (6 months) in stainless steel tanks

Tasting notes : The colour is pale yellow with shiny tints.
The nose presents typical notes of citrus, grapefruit, pear and peach, as well as white flowers.
On the palate this wine is round, fresh and aromatic with a pleasant crispy/fruity balance

Food recommandation : An easy drinking wine, to be enjoyed chilled with grilled fish, shellfish and summer salads.

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