Domaine de la Tour
La Tour de Gatigne Viognier 2017White
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Straw yellow color, pale, green highlights Expressive nose with aromas of tropical fruits and white flower, honeysuckle.Dry palate, with a great acidity and passion fruit savors
20 years old
Cane pruning "Guyot" done by hand for better aeration and sun exposition, vines trellised vertically on 4 wires, topping 3 to 4 times to prevent plant depletion, mechanical plowing and weeding (no synthetic product), organic manure, biodiversity by replanting trees and plants to complement and reenforce natural defenses (uses of four leaves clover), organic farming techniques. Mechanical harvest.
Mechanical harvest, grapes are destemmed then pressed as to extract the juice. The juice is placed in a thermo regulated Stainless steel tank at low temperature for hours, and then we clear the juice by settling; particles go down to the bottom of the tank, then we take them out. The alcoholic fermentation can start, the yeast eat all the sugar as to create alcohol. All steps uses nitrogen in order to keep freshness and lower the amount of sulfites.
2017 is a good vintage for our whites. Winter and spring have been correct, with a good amount of rain so the vines didnôt had a water stress. Nevertheless, we had to pay more attention to the disease because of the humidity but with a very good pruning, grapes have benefited of a good aeration and sunlight.
IGP Cevennes, Languedoc, France