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Pouilly Fuisse 'Les Birbettes' - 2020

Les Birbettes comes from the estate’s oldest plots—all older than 60, with two planted in the 1920s. These ancient vines yield tiny, concentrated berries that make for a wine of incredible purity, enticing salinity, and brilliant minerality. Old vines bring "experience" of dealing with climate change within a production year. They have the capacity to adapt and balance the ripeness. The wine produced with small-sized berries expresses more purity and verticality. Additionally, the salinity shows off the minerality of terroir.

  • Brand: Château des Rontets
  • Region:Burgundy
  • Sub-Region:Mâconnais
  • Commune/Village:Fuissé
  • Varietal:Chardonnay
  • Color:White
  • Alcohol:13.0%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:France
  • How much so2 added:0.65<
  • Climate:Temperate, challenging recent vintages with massive lost due to frost during flowering and heat waves during summer.
  • Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
  • Soil:limestone rich soils
  • Vineyard Size:1 ha
  • Vine Age (year planted):1920 - 1945
  • Fermentation:After an early-morning harvest, fermentation occurs in tanks with indigenous yeasts.
  • Elevage:Vinified in 228-liter and 400-liter barrels (1 to 6 years old barrels) racked before the following harvest and assembled on fine lees for an additional 10 months.
  • Winemaker Name:Fabio and Claire Gazeau-Montrasi
  • Filtration:No
  • Fining:No
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  • Sustainable Certificates:Château des Rontets is Certified Organic and employs biodynamic practices in their vineyards.

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