La Vieille Ferme Blanc 2022
The 2022 vintage experienced contrasting climatic hazards which allowed to offer good quality grapes and a very promising aromatic complexity, with however a heterogeneous volume depending on the plots. Winter and spring were particularly mild and very dry, with the months of January and May proving to be the driest since the start of the 20th century, with record temperatures in May and June. These conditions allowed to maintain an excellent sanitary state of the vines, thanks to a total absence of disease. The summer was then very sunny with high temperatures that presaged high potential in terms of alcohol, but saving rains in mid-August allowed the grapes to slowly continue to mature. The harvest thus began on August 19th in very good conditions and 11 days ahead of 2021. It was punctuated by a few rainfalls in September which did not alter the superb quality of the grapes but made it necessary to carry out a light sorting in the vineyard. We have worked our rosés with finesse, for elegant, fruity and low-alcohol wines. The reds were gently vinified with delicate extractions which reveal particularly balanced wines. The first tastings suggest a 2022 vintage full of promise, with complex and aromatic palates and great balance.
The white grapes are harvested at optimal maturity. The harvest date is defined through analysis and tasting of the berries. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes are pressed using a pneumatic press. After settling, the must ferments in temperature controlled tanks. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is kept in stainless steel tanks until bottling.
8°C with a starter or a cold buffet.
Elegant pale yellow-green colour with silver undertones. This wine opens up with a nose full of freshness with notes of crisp-green apples and pears mixed with a bouquet of mountain flowers such as white thorns and wild verbena. These aromas linger on the palate with a very nice balance between juicy fruit and great freshness. The saline notes on the finish bring a delicate hint of bitterness which gives this wine length and savouriness.