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Quarts de Chaume
2009 Chenin Blanc


Vineyard: On a south facing slope, well protected from the winds, close to the river.
Soil Type: Clayey-Schist with pebbles.
Vine Age: Over 30 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
Yield: 25hl/ha


The vineyard is cultivated with grass between each row. In July the leaves that are north facing on the vines are cleared, in order to bring balance to the vines a green harvest is carried out throughout the vineyard. To obtain adequate ripening and healthy grapes south facing leaves are cleared in September. During harvest the focus is on obtaining optimum ripeness of the fruits which are affected by noble rot and passerillage. Harvest is done by hand over several pickings. The grapes are first sorted in the vineyard, where only the best quality fruits and perfectly ripe grapes are used.
Fermentaion is slow and controlled throughout followed by a period of barrel maturation.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Rich golden yellow with amber.
Nose: A wide variety of delicate aromas such as quinces, dried fruits, linden blossom, ginger bread and a hint of freshness from the presence of anis.
Palate: A very soft and rich texture on the palate, opulent, a long finish filled with freshness.
Other: Quarts de Chaume goes particularly well with pan fried fresh foie gras cooked with apple, salty & blue cheeses, or tarte tatin.
This wine is great young but can also be aged for many years.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 12.65
RS (g/l): 131.5
TA (g/l): 5.14