Domaine Valette

The thing is, Philippe and Cécile are the 3rd generation of wingrowers who took over a vineyard that has been cultivated according to organic farming principles for almost 20 years. The 15 hectares are located in Chaintré as well as a few..
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Philippe Valette
Bourgogne
Chaintré
Chardonnay
15ha
65000
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The thing is, Philippe and Cécile are the 3rd generation of wingrowers who took over a vineyard that has been cultivated according to organic farming principles for almost 20 years. The 15 hectares are located in Chaintré as well as a few parcels in Vinzelles are operated by a dedicated couple who have adopted a non-interventionist attitude so that the wines will fully express their outstanding terroir. The chalky-clay and siliceous soils are either aerated through ploughing or grass-covered depending on the parcels. This encourages the development of microorganisms in the soils, which helps the vines to remain healthy and “free” according to Philippe. Small yields.--- The grapes are tasted when still unpicked to assess maturity level. After delicate picking the grapes are put into small crates then poured into a pneumatic press. Juices are drained into stainless steel tanks by gravity flow with no addition of sulphur. The next step is most unconventional in the region: long maturing on fine lees up to 72 months. The Cuvée Monsieur Noly is a good example.The wines will not be released for sale until the winemaker considers they are 100% ready. The 7 cuvees are mostly based on Chardonnay and are a marvel of complexity, balance and precision. Each one of them has their own personality.

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