2010 Domaine des Malandes Chablis Cuvée Tour du Roy Vieilles Vignes
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Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Appellation: Chablis Vieilles Vignes « Tour du Roy »
Age of the vine: 55 years old
Harvest information: Very severe control of maturity. Hand harvesting. Protection of the crop against sun or/and rain.
Harvest date: End of September
Vinification: Alc and Malolactic, Fermentation 50 % of the cuvée in stainless steel tanks under controled temperature (18°) and 50% in barrels of 1 to 5 years old. After racking , we blend the 2 cuvées.
Ageing: 7 months in stainless steel tank.
Cold stabilisation: Stabilized by the negative temperature (-5°) during one week.
Bottling: Sept 2011 to Jan. 2012
Quantity: 11000 bottles some under Diam, and others under Stelvin.
Wine tasting notes: « Pure, crystalline with a touch of oak mellow in a rich and ripe structure ».
Serving suggestion: Serve lightly chilled with fish and white meats.