UGNI BLANC - 2014
ORGANIC | LOW INTERVENTION
Complex, textural, structured, immensely delicious old vine Ugni Blanc treated and made with the utmost care.
The Vieilles Vines parcel is their oldest parcel of vines which sit at the top of the property. The yields are low and the grapes are small. They harvest by hand and macerate the fruit for 24 hours before pressing into tank. The fermentation takes one year before being racked and aged for a further two years in tank to bring warmth, structure and minerality.
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.