UGNI BLANC - 2015
ORGANIC | LOW INTERVENTION
Rich, aromatic, warming and delicious. Ugni Blanc but not as you know it.
'Summertime' is a parcel of Ugni Blanc at the bottom of the property which is picked late in mid-November. Grapes are hand-harvested, macerated for 24 hours ad pressed slowly for elegance and aromatic complexity. The juice is fermented with native yeasts from the vineyard; the wine is then aged for 18 months on the less and bottled unfiltered.
Tour Blanc sits in the Landes forest between Bordeaux and Toulouse where Sandra and Philip Kelton tend Ugni Blanc vines organically. The old Armagnac vineyards are based on the principles of permaculture to create a diverse and varied ecosystem and work is aided by the 150-strong flock of Clun Forest sheep that graze between rows five months of the year. They have 4 main parcels with varying soil and exposition and their wines see long elevage and bottle ageing to develop unique expressions of their farm: From off-dry, aromatic examples to savoury, textured white wines which have spent time on their skins.