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DOMAINE LES SALICES IGP

DOMAINE LES SALICES IGP - Pays d'Oc, FRANCE - 2015

Pale yellow coloured wine which is bright and clear.Intense, notes of apricots, rose, blossom, "brioche’ and grilled hazel-nuts. Palate soft and rounded. Note of acidity balances this very aromatic wine on its finish of peach and spice.

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VINEYARD

François Lurton represents the fifth generation of the Lurton wine family, wine producers since 1897. Today François Lurton is the owner of a number of unique vineyards in four countries in both hemispheres of the world.

Wine facts

Label Notes:

The vineyards of Les Salices are situated in the Minervois region, north-east of Carcassonne in the foothills of the Montagne Noire. Due to meticulous vineyard management, innovative vinification techniques and partial oak ageing, the wines we produce here are highly concentrated and show typical varietal characteristics. It is a rich wine which develops flavours of orange blossom and citrus fruits typical of the variety.

Total Production:

90000

Winemarkers:

Francois Lurton and Julien Fernandez

Producer:

FRANCOIS LURTON SA

Variant:

750 mL

Average Age of Vines:

15 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

At the foot of the Black moutains in the Minvervois

Density:

4000 - 5000 vines/ha.

Production:

60 hl/hectare

Sustainably Farmed:

no

Harvest Method:

As harvesting approaches the grapes are tasted rigorously to identify the exact moment of the aromatic peak. Harvesting is done at night by machine that is equipped with a de-stemmer to enable the grapes to be kept whole.

Sorting:

mechanically

Fermentation and Maceration:

Maceration on the skins. Pressing is done by pneumatic press followed by cold settling for several days. Yeasts are then added and fermentation is carried out between 16 and 18?C.

Aging:

6 months of ageing in French oak barriques with regular stirring of the lees for one third of the volume of the wine.

Alcohol:

13.00%

Vintage:

2015

Country:

FRANCE

Grape Varietal:

Viognier

SKU:

RH32

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