Terroir: Schist and Quartz
Average age of vines: 30 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested with a meticulous sorting in the vineyard (multiple passes if necessary). Slow and direct pressing with a selection if juices. Natural and slow fermentation (native yeast). The wines are aged in Ageing barrels for one year on lees and then blended in vats for a further aging of 2 to 4 months. Malolactic fermentation is complete.
Sulphites < 40mg/L
"Bastingage" is the flagship white wine for Clos de l'Elu. The grapes come from 3 different parcels (Les Barres, L'Aiglerie, Chaumes), which are vinified separately and blended at the end of the ageing process. "Bastingage" is the name for the rail that goes around a sailboat.
- Chenin Blanc
- France, Loire
- Terre De L'Elu
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve