Les Bugadelles Blanc


VARIETAL

61 % Grenache Blanc   22% Viognier    17% Roussanne


PRODUCTION

25,000 bottles


APPELLATION

IGP PAYS D'OC


FARMING PRACTICE

Biodynamic


ORIGINALITY

The estate is in his last year of conversion to organic agriculture. 250 sheep a sheep housing is implanted. In harmony with crops, livestock not only makes maintenance natural scrubland and woods but also provides natural organic fertilizer without cost to transportation or pollution.


PRESS AND AWARDS

Decanter World Wine Awards, Silver Medal 2012, 2011

International Wine and Spirits Competition, Bronze Medal 2011


TERROIR/CLIMATE/SOIL

The estate is located in the heart of a teeming garrigue. The soils are calcareous with a dominant variants of sandstone, red clay, marl and shale. Mediterranean climate with maritime influence notorious.


VITICULTURE/WINEMAKING

Manual harvest: After a possible transition in cold storage, the crates are poured directly by hand in a stemmer (extraction raids). At the end of it, the harvest goes on a sorting table to eliminate any plant debris.

Mechanical harvesting: Our harvesting machine is equipped with a stemmer and a mechanical sorting table. Thus the harvest arrives at the winery quickly and in perfect condition. This type of harvesting allows us to respond quickly, or await optimum ripeness, with the possibility of working at night to enjoy the freshness and preserve the flavor and saving refrigeration. Once the grapes are in vats, we proceed to add yeast, activating fermentation immediately, except in the case of cold maceration when the grapes are kept at low temperature for several days. The temperature and the evolution of fermentation are checked daily.  Crushing is calculated using the desired extraction.

The duration of fermentation varies depending on the vintage and the type of wine desired. After the fermentation and maceration, the wine is poured and the presses are separated. Wines begin their breeding in wooden vats. In winter we proceed to the blending of different vintages. In spring, the more flexible wines are bottled.  French oak barrels (new and wine). Ageing on lees for 5 months. The best wines (Les  Bugadelles) are matured longer in wooden vats or barrels.


TASTING NOTES

Pretty pale gold color, shiny and bright. Nose and delicate or mingle with notes of vine flower, goat-leaf, tropical fruit along with a hint of vanilla fresh. Delicate mouth, round and fragrant, well supported by acidity balance.

PAIRINGS

Enjoy with Seafood Risotto, Thai Chicken and Sea Scallops Provencal.