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Les Pierres Ecrites Montlouis 'Petits Boulay' 2020 w1

France, Loire, TouraineVARIETAL COMPOSITION: Gamay (60%), Grolleau (30%), Côt (10%)VINEYARD: Three hectare parcel just outside Montlouis in the Touraine appellation planted to Gamay, Côt, Grolleau, and Cabernet Franc. The soil is limestone clay with silex and varying amounts of sand. The vines average 40 years of age and are sloping ground.VINIFICATION: The three varieties are harvested when fully ripe, transported in small plastic crates, then vinified together. The juice is selected to give the most fine and elegant bubbles possible and to express the vinous essence of the red Loire varieties. It undergoes its primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks with only the native yeasts and natural sugar in the grapes as harvested. The tank is cooled to stop the fermentation with about 18 grams per liter of residual sugar left, so as to enable the secondary fermentation in bottle. There is no malolactic fermentation. The Les Pierres en Bulles Brut Rosé is bottled in January and aged sur latte for 17 months bef...
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