"Bastingage" is the flagship white wine for Terre 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.
This cuvée has a deep and complex nose reveals buttery aromas. The attack - full and plump - is followed by a very beautiful minerality typical of shale soils. Some nice citrus notes reminiscent of candied lemons. A gastronomic wine that calls for a special dish.
Enjoy it served around 12 ° C after one hour. Best eaten with white, firm fish (bar, St
Pierre),a shellfish salad with coriander, a filet of perch with mashed parsnip& sauce vierge & grapefruit segments. Can also accompany cheeses such as Valençay, Comté or goat’s. Bastingage can be appreciated now and will continue to improve for at least another decade.
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
- Chenin Blanc
- France, Loire
- Terre De L'Elu
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve