Characteristics Bel-Arme Blanc 2012

belarme articlesymbole-clos-60pxLAND
- “Bel-Arme” place, section vintage
- Chalky clay stony sol
- Vineyard on terraces below the cap Canaille cliff
- Annual rainfall of 600mm
- Output strictly limited to 35 hectoliters per hectare

symbole-clos-60pxGRAPE VARIETIES
- Marsanne: Principal grape variety and emblematic for Cassis whites: 60%
- Clairette: Fresh and aromatic, low in acidity and well developed in Provence: 15%
- Ugni blanc: Relatively acidic, ideal for completing the blend: 20%
- Bourboulenc: Close to clairette, fresh and aromatic: 5%

- Gobelet pruning of the wines with three branches
- Vineyard partially paled up
- Irrigation forbidden
- Average age of the vines: 40 years

symbole-clos-60pxWINE  PREPARATION
- Filling the wine press with destemmed grapes
- Slow cycle at a week intensity pneumatic wine press
- Transfer of juice into a cement tank with a regulated temperature to settle
- Fermentation temperature regulated to 17°
- 13% alcoho

symbole-clos-60pxWINE  DEVELOPMENT
- Wine development in modern unlined concrete tanks
- Oenologist controls
- No filtration no collage
- Bottling takes place on the Estat

- Serve cold: between 11° et 13°
- Light yellow color bright and clear
- Fine fragrance, very flowery with spicy touches
- In mouth, pleasant and rich attack, allying fat and unctuousness
- Beautiful wine offering at the same time some fruit and a lot of minéralité
- End with flavours of honey and a light of bitterness

- Store in a cold and dry place with a consistent level of humidity
- Bottles kept in a horizontal position to keep the cork moist
- Keep the wine for between 2 and 4 years

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