L'Envol de Familongue (White)
AOC Languedoc White

Technical description


-  Name : L'Envol de Familongue.
-  Appellation : AOC Languedoc white
-  Vintage : 2010.
-  Colour : white.

Grape varieties


-  Grenache : 55 %
-  Clairette : 20 %
-  Roussane : 10 %
-  Viognier : 10%
-  Vermentino : 5%

Soil

Blend of grapes from two neighbouring, but quite distinct, regions. The first region is the north of Saint André de Sangonis, which is composed of cryoclastic limestone gravel in a sandy clay soil. The other region is south of Saint André de Sangonis, which is composed of a mixture of sand and pebbles established by Herault's river. Both qualitative soils are poor with good drainage.

Methods of culture

We use sustainable winegrowing practices with the help of technical advisers. We do not use any fertilizers or herbicides. We produce compost that we spread in winter and we plough the soil between the vines using a mechanical device. One out of every two rows in the vineyard is grassed over. More information here.

Yield

42 hectos hectare.

Alcohol

13%°.

Number of bottles

7800in 75 cl, 460 in 50 cl and 240 in 37,5 cl.

Handpicking

picked by hand and sorted vine by vine. Grapes are picked at optimum ripeness after tasting the berries.

Winemaking

the grapes are pressed immediately then the juice is cold-settled for 48 hours. Fermentation is kick-started and temperature-controlled. The alcoholic fermentation is done slowly in stainless steel tanks and the wine left on its fine lees, with temperature-control and aeration throughout fermentation.

Ageing

on the fine lees in stainless steel tank with stirring every week for 2 months.

Date of bottling

Febrary 2011 Using Nomacorc.

Tasting


-  Appearance : this 2010 white has straw yellow colour with hints of green.
-  Nose : the nose displays delicate peppery ginger, citrus zest (pomelo) and eucalyptus flavours, with floral jasmine notes.
-  Taste : the taster can enjoy its soft smooth mouth-feel that quickly gives way to a more refreshing finish. A lovely finish with jasmine and zingy menthol notes.

We suggest you serve this wine 12 degrees Celsius.

Dishes that go particularly well with this wine : grilled fish or with a sauce. Our Envol white 2010 can also be perfect with meat or a matured goats' cheese.

Distinctions

millésime 2009
-  Gold medal at "concours général agricole 2009" at Paris