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Château Vieux Chaigneau, Sans Sulfites Ajoutés, AOC Lalande-de-Pomerol, Rouge, 2018

Château Vieux Chaigneau, Sans Sulfites Ajoutés, AOC Lalande-de-Pomerol, Rouge, 2018

The cuvée Without added sulfites du Château Vieux Chaigneau is an explosion of fruit that takes care of its environment.

The story

This wine is the result of a commitment and a special requirement. Always with the aim of revealing the best of its terroir this 100% Merlot cuvée was elaborated without adding sulphites. It is Terra Vitis certified for sustainable viticulture: Winegrowers have optimised the use of natural resources to cultivate the vine and chemical treatments are only used as a last resort.

The vintage

This year was marked by a warm and rainy winter that ended in a beautiful summer and a dry and sunny early autumn allowing the grapes to reach maturity. Fears due to hail episodes during the month of May which fortunately remained inconsequential. The 2018 vintage is a very good vintage in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation.

Terroir

Located in the town of Néac, the 100% Merlot grape comes from a plot of about 0.5 hectares selected for the quality of its fruits. The vineyard has one of the best terroirs of the Lalande de Pomerol appellation, 1km from the famous Château Petrus. The vines are grown on sandy-silty and clay soils, without herbicide, the estate is certified Terra Vitis.

Vinification

Vinification in cement vats where the wine will remain 8 months before bottling. No sulphites are added during vinification. Sulphites usually inhibit undesirable yeasts or bacteria and protect the wine from oxidation. Thus, this wine requires perfect grapes, great attention and many analyses during the winemaking to ensure that it remains healthy.

Serving

To be tasted fresh (15°C) and ideally after a carafage to oxygenate the wine so that it develops all its aromas. Opening the bottle 1 to 2 hours before the tasting is a very good alternative that also allows an explosion of aromas.

Visual appearance

A deep and bright red color.

At the nose

The nose releases mainly aromas of red fruits such as cherry and strawberry.

On the palate

The palate is rich and very fruity with a perfectly balanced structure with soft tannins.

Food and wine pairings

The cuvée Sans sulfites du Château Vieux Chaigneau will be ideal on red meats, around a barbecue or to accompany your chocolate desserts.

Alcohol content

14

Allergens (sulfites)

No sulphites

Winegrowing label

Agriculture Raisonnée, Terra Vitis

Grapes

Merlot : 100 %