Domaine Mayrac Esprit Nature Chenin Blanc sulphite free wine
Domaine Mayrac have introduced two new sulphite free wines to their Esprit Natur range - this Chenin Blanc and also a Rose.
This Esprit Natur Chenin is a step up in quality from their No SO2 Chenin, being a little fuller and richer in flavour with a longer finish. It's grown at altitude giving the wine a lovely freshness.
Please note it is bottled unfiltered so will have some natural sediment, making the wine a little cloudy. This is perfectly normal and doesn't affect the flavour of the wine. If left to stand for several days much of this will fall out of the wine and collect at the bottom of the bottle, so if you want to avoid it let the bottles stand upright for a couple of weeks before drinking.
Domaine Mayrac Esprit Natur Chenin Blanc
Percentage of each grape variety used : 100 % CHENIN
Harvest : : The grapes are handpicked during the second fortnight of September to second fortnight
of October.The grapes are collected in baskets of 35 kg to avoid the bursting and crushing of the fruits and to avoid oxidation.
Planting density : 5550 plants/h
Production par hectare : 45 hl/ha
Specificity : Elaborated without any preservative and adjuvant. No detected sulfites at the analisis.
Soil : clay-limestone soils.
Vinification : Fermentation in a stainless steel vat at low temperature 15° C during from 2 to 3 weeks
Alcohol level : 12 % Vol.
Ageing qualities : 2 years
Winemaker's comments on this wine:
Opened nose of fruits ; dried apricots, pears and exotic fruits (pinapple, litchi). Firstly floral (hawthorn) and fruity (dried fruits and vine peach). This wine has liveness and volume before finishing on mineral notes.
Food Pairings: Seafood, crustaceans, oysters…
|Winery status||Privately owned and run|
|Grapes||100% Chenin Blanc|
|Style||Fruity and dry|
|Grapes Own Yeast||Yes|
|No wood used||Yes|
|Sulphite level||Sulphite Free|