Fixin 'Crais de Chêne'

Domaine Rene Bouvier SKU: IFRBFCC17

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

R 957.00

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The Fixin Crais de Chêne is a wine with a generally sunny nature, structured by assertive tannins, with frank minerality, and a saline finish. Time allows the wine to mellow in texture, and the wild aromas of youth give way to a more complex expression (fruity and floral). It has a lot of energy. It is a balanced wine with good ageing potential, from 5 to 15 years. We recommend decanting just before serving. The vines are carefully chosen by sélection massale (visual selection of the most robust vine plants). Disbudding helps to balance the vines; trellising allows air to circulate through the foliage; the vines may be lightly trimmed after flowering. This careful vineyard management naturally ensures low yields, so that a green harvest is rarely necessary. Sorting on the vine takes place two to three weeks before the harvest. Grapes are picked by hand throughout the estate. Grapes are carefully sorted on two sorting tables, and then transferred by gravity into thermo-regulated tanks. Depending on the vintage, there will be around 50% of whole bunches. Fermentation uses native yeasts. There is little mechanical intervention during vatting, where natural infusion is preferred. Only the first pressed juices are kept during pressing. Wines are aged for 12 months in barrels (20% new barrels), and 6 months in stainless steel tanks. The amount of sulphur added is kept to a minimum. ABV13%