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Vinification

Our winemaking is practical and is based on Burgundy practices and tradition. That is to say that there are no great wines without great grapes; thus our focus is on the vineyard and the work necessary to harvest the ripest grapes possible. Each growing season is different and we respect what nature gives; we harvest when the grapes are ready (not when it is convenient for us) and use the grapes indigenous yeasts.We understand that wine is as much a living product and is the vine.


   
White wine

We manually harvest our Chardonnay, and the whole clusters are put in the pneumatic press and are gently pressed for 2-3 hours. The free-run juice is placed in tank overnight for natural sedimentation. The juice is then put in barrel by gravity for fermentation with its natural yeasts. Aging occurs on the lies, without racking for 10-16 months. We rack the wine once just before bottling and bottle by gravity after a light fining (no filtering) by gravity, all the while respecting the phases of the moon and the planets.


   
Red wine

We manually harvest our Pinot Noir and the grapes are 100% de-stemmed, not crushed, and put in cuve for a cold maceration of 5-8 days. After the alcoholic fermentation of 10-14 days is complete, we gently press the grapes, reassemble the free run and press juice and, by gravity, put the wine in barrel. The malo-lactic fermentation occurs naturally in barrel and wine rests on its fine lies for 10-16 months. We rack the wine once just before bottling and bottle by gravity without fining or filtering, all the while respecting the phases of the moon and the planets.


 
 
 
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Alex Gambal - 14 bd Jules Ferry - 21200 Beaune - France - Tél :+33( 0) 3.80.22.75.81 - Fax : +33( 0) 3.80.22.21.66 - Email : info@alexgambal.com - Conditions générales d'utilisation
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