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Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Les Clous 1996

Description

Les Clous Aimé comes from several parcels located on a south-facing slope of Bouzeron's valley, sheltered from summer's north wind during ripening. Our vineyard here is planted with selections of Chardonnay grapes that we have chosen for moderate yields. Les clous Aimé is a vin de garde- it's meant to be aged. It is made from the fruit of old vines on a predominantly limestone terroir, and in its youth displays a pure mineral character. Patience, however, is urged: only after five to seven years does this wine reveal the full scope of its finesse and complexity of aromas. Serve it chilled, between 54°F and 57°F. It is a perfect complement to fish and white meats, but avoid sauces that are too spicy. Some recommanded cheeses include goat cheese, Reblochon, Beaufort, and Comté.

Winemaking

Upon being gathered and sorted by hand, the grapes go immediately into a pneumatic press. Pressing is slow and gentle in order to obtain claer, non-astringent juice.The musts ferment in tanks or oak tuns at controlled temperatures in order to preserve each wine's freshness and specific aromatic traits.

Vintage

Clear colour. Aromas are not very developed. The mouth is more mature than the nose.Very beautiful structure. Wait for several years before drinking it.



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