2011 Cuvée des Vendangeurs

2011 Cuvée des Vendangeurs
Case contains 12 bottles
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£191.40 per case
(£15.95 per bottle)
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A touch more Semillon than the 2010 resulted in a rich and well balanced wine with toasty undertones and plenty of textured fruit
Description

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Each year we select one parcel of the top quality Sauvignon Blanc grapes to be vinified to make this top cuvee of white wine. These grapes are left on the vine to ripen for a few more days after the normal white wine harvest and then they are carefully picked by hand. 

The grapes go straight to the winery, where after several hours skin maturation, they are carefully pressed. The juice is left to settle and then run into new oak casks to ferment. After fermentation, the wine is stirred from time to time over a period of several months to increase the complexity.

It is bottled in the March following the vintage. The vanilla oak flavours and rich fruit f this more structured, fuller flavoured, dry, white wine need time to marry together.

This is a wine which benefits from at least a year in bottle.

Priced per case of 12 bottles.

Wine Notes

Additional Information

Bottle Size 75cl
Grapes Sauvignon blanc 85 % Semillon15%
Vinification Nocturnal harvest with selective sorting. Direct pressing. Long barrel fermentation. Attention to flavour and freshness. Matured 10 months in barrels (1/4 new) on fine lees with moderate stirring.
Tasting Brilliant colour. Complex nose with notes of citrus, combined with floral aromas. Full mouth supported by a remarkable balance between full bodied and freshness. Very good.
Cellaring Excellent drinking now or for storage up to five years.
Food pairing Prawns with saffron, fish in sauce, sushi, risotto, foie gras, white meat (veal, roast chicken ...), goat or ewe cheese.
Wine Awards

Wine Awards

1 star Guide Hachette des Vins 2013
Wine Reviews

Feefo Reviews - Average 100% (1 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
13-Jan-2018 Product:

Excellent Thanks for giving us 5 stars for this vintage.
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