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33000 Bordeaux – France
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Les Challeys – White

SAINT JOSEPH Les Challeys - blanc



Designation SAINT-JOSEPH
Vineyard Size 1,095 hectares
Soil type The soils consist of light schist and gneiss over a granite bedrock.
Vine varieties 80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne
Planting density -
Average vine age -
Vine growing conditions -
Pruning method -
Grape harvesting After hand-picking, the grapes travel to the winery in small boxes.
Vinification Gentle pressing produces a must that is fermented at low temperatures 16 to 18°C (61 to 64°F) in closed tanks. This is in order to make the most of the complex aromas of the Marsanne and Roussanne varieties.
Maturing After malolactic fermentation the wine is racked and then matures on its fine lees in order to improve richness and structure while keeping its exceptional varietal aromas. Bottling takes place around mid-April.