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Bellae Domini

Very persistant on the mouth, its tannin structure is soft and silky...

This cuvée benefit from a very long maturation of 18 to 24 months according to vintage. Burgundy casts of at least 3 wines, used only to provide soft oxidation to very ripen merlot harvest. Malolactic fermentation will also happen into oak. This wine can be drunk young, but will then melt its red fruits primary aromas into a more complex expression with toasted toffee or moka.

Very persistant on the mouth, its tannin structure is soft and silky. Decanted and slightly brought to room temperature, even after three days of opening, if you can resist to temptation, this wine will continue to surprise you.

It will perfectly pairs with game dishes. Light sediments at the bottom of the carafe or of the bottle are completely natural as it is a token that this wine was not filtered in order to keep its full richness.

"Bellae Domini" (latin version of the Belle du Seigneur) is an hymn to love, which can be spiritual and religious when its join a none to God, or passionate for Arian and Solal on the famous Albert Cohen's novel "Belle du Seigneur"

Technical characteristics

Category : IGP Val de Loire - Vendée
Type : Still Red wine
Grape : 100 % merlot
Packaging : 75 cl (150 cl on demand)
available vintages : 2004/2005/2006 et 2009.
alcohol content : 13,5 %VOL
yearly production : 5000 to 10 000 bottles
soil type and exposure : argilo-calcareous marls (jurassique / Callovo-oxfordien), exposure : due south
average yield : 25 hl/ha
harvest : 100% by hand in small crate, destemming and hand selection by hand
vineyard management : Organic management, mechanical weeding
Wine making : very long fermentation of skins under marc cap (4 to 5 weeks).Mix of free-run wine and press wine. Maturation in burgundy oak barrels (at least 3 wines barrels) for at 2 years. alcoholic fermentation without any yeast addition. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. No racking nor filtration when bottled
Chemical analysis : alcohol content : 13.8 % vol, total acidity : 3.53 gr H2SO4 gr/L, volatile acidity : 0.46 gr H2SO4 gr/L, free sulfurous Anhydride : < 10 mg/L, Total sulfurous Anhydride : 93 mg/L, residual sugars :< 2 gr/L.

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