2013 is caracterised by a difficult weather, a cold and rainy
spring and violent storms in summer bringing a damp and warm
atmosphere. Under those conditions it has been necessary to take
great care to obtain the right maturity without the
spreading of botrytis.
Colour is a beautiful bright yellow
The nose is intense with vanilla and toasted notes.
Buttery and generous mouth, hints of white flowers and
integrated oaky notes.Extensive finale of exotic fruits.
A 100% Semillon with a ressemblance to Chardonnay
100% Semillon. Limestone plateau with clay soil.
September 22d and 24th ,25th.
Hand harvested in small baskets, bunch by bunch selection.
Light pressing in a airtight press
Fermentation in oak barrels.
During 11 months, 100% oak barrels 1/3 new wood, 1/3 wood of
one year´s use , 1/3 wood of two years´use. Ageing on fine lees,
regular mixing ( battonnage ) of the lees .
Philippe's dream of making wine and his friendship with Ugo Arguti, the former winemaker of Château Fombrauge (Grand Cru Saint Emilion), became a real project in 2011, when he discovered
this little garden of vinyards upon the Dordogne Valley.
The empty garage was turned into a "chai" and the adventure started with the first harvest in 2012.
The pressed Sémillon was put in nice french oak barrels called "perle blanche" and vinficated "sur lie". The oak is just giving a little bit of "gras" to the fresh and flowery notes of the grape variety. After 10 months in the barrels, it gave birth to
1 960 bottles all numbered.