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NV Domaine de l'Ecu La Divina Sparkling Brut Loire

Producer: Domaine de l'Ecu
Country/Region: France - Loire Valley - [France-Loire]

The nose mixes notes of minerals, dried grass, smoke, almonds, white fruits, apple and citrus fruits. The mouth is precise, lively, with a fine effervescence and great freshness. Give your friends a blind taste of this wine…
« A new design on the base wine with a blend of 4 grape varieties including ' 2 Blanc de Noir' adding a complexity and structure to the usual finesse. »

NV Domaine de l'Ecu La Divina Sparkling Brut Loire
Vintage: NV
Grape Varietals: 30% Folle Blanche (Gros-Plant), 30% Chardonnay, 20% Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc
ABV: 12%
Aging: No Oak. Aged sur lattes for 9 months minimum.
Serving Temp: 40-50°F
Closure: Cork
Agricultural Method: Biodynamic

Wine Making Notes:

Grapes for this sparkling cuvee are hand harvested, pressed lightly for first run juice and fermented "sur lie" at low temperature using indigenous yeasts. The finished still wine is fermented in the bottle for a second time with champagne yeasts. It is then left to age on the lees, or dead yeast, for at least a year before shipping as finished sparkling wine. Its long lasting bubbles are the result of this second fermentation.

This is coming from a 2-hectare parcel, planted on clay and silica soils with a Gneiss and Orthogneiss subsoil. A particular attention is given to Soil ploughing and soil scraping with a strict Canopy management.
The pruning technique used for this vineyard is Simple Guyot.

VINIFICATION AND REFINING:
Organically farmed since 1975.
Biodynamic – Demeter certified since 1998
- 100 % hand-picked grapes
- Reception of the grape harvest by gravity.
- No use of pumps.
- Pneumatic pressing.
- No racking of the must.
- Fermentation 100 % natural yeast.
- Aged “on the lees” in underground vats covered with glass
tiles.
- Second fermentation in the bottle with champagne yeast.
- Stored horizontally “sur lattes” for a minimum of 9
months
- No sugar added after disgorgeing.


Pairings:

Scallops, smoked salmon, sea bass and a creamy lemon sauce, chicken curry or cooked oysters.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
F4EE109000FBS 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 00432 4 1 07 84585 00432 1 $34.99