Les Hirondelles 2022
Delivery planned between 3 and 6 days. Delivery costs not included
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Description of wine 🍷
Cépage : 100 % Sauvignon
Superficie : 1 ha 85.
Terroir : climat méditerranéen, vignoble adossé au contrefort du Massif Central. Sols argilo-calcaires, marne noir sur une plaque calcaire non chlorosante.
Conduite vigne : Taille Guyot simple.
Vinification : Vendange effectuée mécaniquement. Macération pelliculaire. Malolactique à 100 %.
Elevage: sur lies. Sans bâtonnage durant 6 mois.
Dégustation : La robe est or clair, brillante. Le nez est tentateur, sur le citron confit, la mélisse, la poire au sirop et une touche de cassis mentholé. La bouche éclate de fraîcheur dès l'attaque, avant d'offrir une matière friande, savoureuse, tonifiée par un fin perlant, mêlant les agrumes à la pomme verte et au cassis version végétale. On retrouve ces derniers dans une finale fraîche et tonique, soulignée par une noble amertume (écorce de pomelo), et une belle persistance sur le cassis (fruit et bourgeon).
Michel Guiraud et Jeff Carrel, un jour de début de vendanges ont remarqué que les hirondelles se regroupaient alors qu’ils discutaient de cette cuvée sur le pont de Roquebrun, voilà pourquoi la cuvée a pris ce nom.
12.5 % Alc Vol
What is an author wine?
This can be so diverse depending on the personality of their sire, that it is easier to define what it is not. An author wine is anything but a standard, stereotypical wine, made to please as many people as possible. It is therefore rarely produced in millions of copies, copying itself from vintage in vintage.
An author wine is therefore a wine that does not look like that of the neighbor. Which from year to year will evolve according to the vagaries of the weather and the mood of the author - the two that can be linked. Because the author does not rely on market studies to carry out his boat. He makes his wine as he feels, as he likes, as he can, sometimes ... and too bad if he does not please everyone.
This is why author wines are sometimes classified as "table wine" or "France wine". Because the winemaker did not plan the authorized grape variety*, makes the assembly or vinification recommended in the name **. He is often a bit rebellious, our author. But that is why we like it! ... That said, author's wines are not systematically marginal: they are present in most of the appellations, and can be part of the elite of these this***. Because they are not content to have personality: they are good, in addition! With in general aDegree of TorchabilityVery high: we never tire of it at the end of the first sip.
As author's wines are not chaptalized, levied, hacked ... They can have very different profiles depending on the vintage. It is up to us (resellers and consumers) to accept them as they are, and to remain faithful to the producers, because they need us to continue their activity.
*** Like those of Jean-François Ganevat in the Jura or Zind-Humbercht in Alsace