Domaine Ventenac - Chenin Colombard

The philosophy behind the wine:

We set out to elaborate a white which breaks away from the Languedoc "standards", by proposing a wine that is focused, bright, fresh and fruity. The use of uncommon grape varieties, their introduction on specially selected parcels, along with our cultivation and vinification techniques have allowed us to achieve these objectives by proposing an explosive wine with strong primary aromas of grapefruit and lemon, presenting itself with a focused structure and balance with a complex finish.

Grape Varieties: 45% Chenin- 45% Colombard - 10% Gros Manseng
Vineyards: « Villeraze »: Clay-limestone « Cantaoussel »: Clay-stoney white limestone - Density: 6500 vines / Ha - Pruning method: Guyot single cane, 6 buds
Harvest: Nocturnal harvest - Yields: 75 Hl / ha - Sorting - Dry ice at the parcel
Press: 0,8 bar - Seperation of juices
Vinification: Under dry ice - 300 Hl stainless steel tanks - Processing of first juices under inert gas (nitrogen) at 5°C - Cold clarification - Fermentation at 15°C - Racking - Ageing on find lees (2 months) - No malolactic fermentation - Bentonite fining - Tartaric stabilisation (0°C) - Filtration

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