Brin de Chèvre Touraine Blanc 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB8334-15
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Menu Pineau
Country: 
France
Region: 
Loire
Farming Type: 
Organic
Clos du Tue-Boeuf

100% Menu Pineau. Named for the site (which translates as "goat's hay"), Brin de Chèvre comes from a single 1.4-hectare estate site of sandy, gravelly clay soils with flint, farmed organically and harvested by hand. Until 2016, the entirety of the vines were 65 to 80 years old; 30% have been replanted recently due to disease and diminishing yields. The Puzelats work with this plot with a horse due to the fragility of the old vines. Brin de Chèvre is usually the last of the estate plots to be harvested because of its cold and windy nature (plus Menu Pineau is a naturally late-ripening grape). Fermented with natural yeasts and aged on its lees with stirring for a year in used demi-muids and Burgundy barrels; bottled unfiltered and with a minute amount of sulfur. Classified as Touraine AOC.