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Franc de Pied

Two small plots of about 0.3 hectares (¾ acre) were planted with ungrafted vines. In years giving good volume, the production can be vinified apart and bottled as « Franc de Pied ».

  • APPELLATION:
    - Jasnières. Dru white wine (see info per vintage)
  • GRAPE VARIETY:
    - Chenin 100%.
  • SOIL (TERROIR):
    - Clay with flint on tuffeau (limestone).
  • VITICULTURE:
    - Ground works: ploughing, earthing-up and hoeing. No weed killers.
    - Yields 10 hl/ha in 2009 (vine was 4-year old).
    - Manual harvest.
  • VINIFICATION:
    - Natural fermentation in barrels (1- or 2-wine barrels).
    - 18 months barrel aging .
  • TASTING:
    (2009 is the only vintage produced so far)
    - 2009 :  This "sunny" year has marked the breadth of this vintage. The fruit is very ripe and evolves towards notes of fresh acacia honey. This is a sappy wine, revealing its unusual root structure. In the mouth, the minerality shows well.
  • SERVICE:
    - Goes with: lobster with sherry and chocolate sauce.
    - Drink within 8 to 10 years.
    - Open and serve between 10°C and 12°C (50°F and 54°F), possibly briefly decanted.
    See also: maturity period and food matches
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