"Bastingage" is the flagship white wine for Terre de l'Élu. 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 that 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. Bastingage can be appreciated now and will continue to improve for at least another decade.
Match it 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 goats.
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 of 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 ageing of 2 to 4 months // Malolactic fermentation is complete // Sulphites < 40mg/L.
- Chenin Blanc
- France, Loire
- Terre de L'Élu
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve