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2015 Yves Cuilleron Marsanne Les Vignes da Cote...$19.99• Origin: vines in the commune of Chavanay.
• Soils: granite, alluvium.
• Cultivation: plots are grass-covered to fight erosion. No insecticides or pesticides, few treatments (depending on weather), small amount of organic-only fertiliser, with respect of soil and vine balance. Vigour and yield control, leaf-thinning and green harvesting to promote grape maturation. Mechanisation is possible, but manual work is preferred.
• Vinification: the grapes are hand-picked; then sorted and left to settle in the cellar. Alcoholic and malolactic fermented with native yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats.
• Style: Charming wine, with white fruits’ aromas and honey notes. Supple and fresh on the palate with a little thrist quencher bitterness, lovely balanced. Ageing: drink young, up to 3-4 years. • Food match: serve with fish or cheese (e.g. as assortment of goat's cheeses – Rigotte of Condrieu, Picodon, Saint Maure de Touraine, Banon de Provence – with olive oil and Guérande salt).