We are glad to be the owners of a very old parcel of meunier (50 years old) called Les Barres. The plant are non grafted “plant francais or vieilles vignes Francaises” which is now very rare. The soil is Chalk covered with a sandy part.
I decided this year to create a new cuvée with the grapes of this wineyard, and make the vinification in oak.
For this vintage, we will let the wine grow alone. The richness of the wine must be preserved, this is why the SO2 amounts were to the minimum reduced, 2 grams per hectolitre and a 14 hours washing with an air protection. The transfer of the juices is made by direct transfer without use of pumps to avoid disturbing the wine. All fermentations are carried out without sowing, completely naturally (uninoculated fermentation). We’ll not make a filtrage for this wine dont to loose the essential richness of the wine.
The greatest satisfaction for a winegrower is to discover the true taste of its vines. It is what we try to discover this year with this wine.