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Alex Gambal Saint Aubin 1er Les Murgers des Dents de Chiens 2014

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Winery Alex Gambal

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Vineyards:  Saint Aubin 1er Les Murgers des Dents de Chiens
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Average age of vines:  35-45 years
Area: 3 ha
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Exposure: South East
Soil: calcareous brown marls and limestone.

Vinification/Barrel Ageing: The grapes were hand picked in small cases and placed directly in a pneumatic press (whole clusters). After settling of the large sediments (debourbage) in a stainless steel tank for 24 hours at 59 °F the must was put in 20% new French oak barrels by gravity. The grape’s natural yeasts were used for fermentation, 100% malolactic fermentation (natural) with a small amount of battonage. The wine matured 12 months in barrel 5 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling.  300 cases produced.

Tasting Notes: The wine is clear and brilliant with a golden yellow hue. The nose has an intense minerality with hints of citrus and white flowers.  The palate shows a fresh minerality with a balance of citrus, lemon curd and white flowers.
Ageing potential: 2014 - 2018
Serve between: 52 - 55 ° F