Château de Malle (Deuxieme Cru)

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Château de Malle (Deuxieme Cru)

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Vintage: Sauternes
Location: Preignac
Size of vineyard in Sauternes: 25 hectares
Average age of vines: 30 to 40 years
Soil: the vines are planted on undulating slopes of a plateau of medium altitude on grav- elly clay soil and siliceous sub-soil
Grape varieties: 70% sémillon, 28%  sauvignon, 3% muscadelle
Density of plantation: 6300 vines per hectare

 

Vinification: vinification of each grape variety separately. Settling of the must for 10 hours. Must on the fine lees before fermentation in the fermentation vats.

 

Maturation: maceration in stave wood oak barrels over a period of 14 to 18 months depending upon the character of the vintage. Bottling in April-May 2 or 3 years after the vintage. Minimum of 12 months rest.

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