Chamonix Reserve White 2015
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Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc 79%, Semillon 21%. Hand-picked in the last week of February and beginning of March 2015. Vineyards: Grapes are selected from 2 plots of about 2.1 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and 0.5 hectares of Semillon in Greywacke and granite soils on southerly oriented slopes at 400-480 metres above sea level. The vines of 28 years (Sauvignon Blanc) and 14 years (Semillon), are planted at densities of 4000-5000 per hectare and trained in the Cordon method. Vinification and Aging: Whole grape bunches are selected on sorting tables, destemmed and soft-crushed and the must is macerated with the skins for 18-24 hours at 6-8° C before being fermented in French oak barrels for 10-15 days. 10% of the Sauvignon is whole-bunch fermented ‘Maceration Carbonique’ and matured in oak. The wine of about 14.0% alcohol remains on the lees in oak for 11 months, with 20% new French oak. About 30-40% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in oak before being bottled. Style and maturity: Chamonix Reserve in the first year after harvest shows a pale straw colour, fresh aromas with scents of exotic spice, figs, grapefruit and thyme. On the palate it is full and round with rich fruit sensation and minerality balanced by bracing acidity. The wine reaches its prime in about 5 years after release.
The Reserve White is a wine that you can aged for 5 to 7 years. This wine is a food wine and can be enjoyed with cheese and rich food dishes. If you . . . are looking for a well made white blend full of character this is the wine to buy. It stand out on its own and complement food very well.
Anybody that love wood matured white wine will enjoy this wine. Its style is amazing and the brings out all the characters of each grape out on its . . . own. With the blend it all comes together and make it an amazing wine to enjoy.
Style of the wine is a Sauvignon Blanc 79 %and Semillon 21 % blend. Matured in French oak for 11 months and 20 % is new oak barrels. This is a wine that you can enjoy with food or on its own. A great wine and it shows the beautiful aromas of the Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.