2015 Vin De France ‘La Mule'

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2015 Vin De France ‘La Mule'

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Cuvée: VDF La Mule

Style: Still

Colour: Red

Grape Varieties: Gamay (average age of the vines 30–35 years). 1.5 hectare – 6,500 vines per hectare. Treatment sulphur and copper and horsetail 7-12 times per year

ABV: 12.5%

Vintage: 2015

Winemaking technique: manual harvest, natural yeasts, no suplhur in winemaking. Maceration of two-three weeks at room temperature in concrete vats of 53hl (entire harvest) – juice drained every two days. No pigeage/remontage. Slow horizontal press.

Ageing: Old wood for one year, then further time in bottle. No fining, no filtration.

Sulphur: 20 mg/l added on bottling

Climate: West/east exposure at 55 metres above sea level. Temperate oceanic climate gradient. Temperatures are never extreme, (neither very hot nor very cold). Mild, rainy winters and cool summers and relatively wet.

Soil: Clay and limestone. Fat and dense soils, Soil mechanically worked with discs and blade hoes.

Yield: 35hl/ha