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Ch. de Lavernette Granit brut nature

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WijnproducentChâteau de Lavernette
Wijntype
Land
StreekFrankrijk
Jaar1900
Alcohol percentage12.5%
Inhoud75 cl
Schenktemperatuur11°
Soort teeltBiodynamisch
Sulfiet gehaltelaag
CertificaatDemeter
Geschikt voor veganistenJa
Druif Gamay noir à jus blanc
TerroirGranietbodem van Leynes

Productbeschrijving

Granit
Exposition: South, South-West
Soil: Sandy clay (Granitic base)
Average age of vines: 35 years

Grape variety: Gamay
Pruning: Gobelet
Harvest: Hand harvested in perforated crates Yield: 40Hl/ha (2.1 tons/acre)
Serving temperature : 10°C
Aging potential: Sparkling wines are cellar aged and should be drunk upon release though this wine will hold for another 3 years.
Winemaking:
GRANIT comes exclusively from Beaujolais Villages grapes (100% Gamay). Its is a sparkling wine “blanc de noirs”.  The grapes are gently hand-harvested into perforated crates. The base wine is obtained by lightly pressing the whole clusters. Once the base wine is made, it is ready for the “tirage” (we add yeast and sugar then bottle it). The wine ferments and ages in bottle (called “prise de mousse”) before it is ready to disgorge (the dead yeast cells are separated from the wine). We do not add any ”liqueur de dosage” for the GRANIT, that is why we call it ”BRUT NATURE”. (extra Dry wine). This way of making sparkling wine is known under the name « méthode champenoise » or « méthode traditionnelle. » It is probably the most binding way to make it, but it is wellknown to be the most qualitative method.
Tasting notes :
Wine to party, wine to celebrate, unique wine, wine of pleasure and discovery…. Granit may astonish you by its particular color; white and limpid with a very subtle pink eye. The nose is refreshing and delicate. A perfume of red and white fruits combine into a freshly picked fruit salad topped with creme chantilly.  The bubbles are feathery and smooth with a velvet texture on the palate.  Granit is a wine full of surprises with a great future.
Food pairing :
Granit as the Crémant is wonderful as an aperitif. Clams & oysters as well as crab, lobster, scallops. Fondue, sushi, sesame chicken, tempura, soufflé or quiche. Hard, salty or soft, creamy cheeses. The perfect breakfast drink along side your glass of cranberry juice & crepes.

Château de Lavernette

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Le château de Lavernette and estate were originally the property of the monks of the abbey of Tournus. They became the seigniory of Lavernette in 1596. The vineyards were already a part of the domain grounds and at that time, existed a “tinailler” (wine storehouse) containing two presses and four large tanks. Today the property of Chateau de Lavernette, located in southern Burgundy belongs to the de Boissieu family, descendants of the Lavernette family. It is at the crossroads of the Mâconnais and Beaujolais wine regions between the villages of Leynes and Chaintré. Since 2007, Xavier, the son of Bertrand and Anke, and Kerrie his wife, work all together on the family estate by combining their qualities, experiences and knowledge to produce high-class wines. The vineyard is cultivated according to the techniques of organic farming since 2005 in order to respect the environment and to create wines that reflect their terroir. Reconversion to organic and biodynamic viticulture since 2007; certification ORGANIC and DEMETER by ECOCERT.

The domain rests in the rolling hills of the Mâconnais, at the crossroads of the picturesque towns of Chaintré, Chânes & Leynes. Château de Lavernette was founded in 1596 with a vision of making great Burgundian wine of depth, grace and vitality. Today, as yesterday, Château de Lavernette grows and makes Pouilly-Fuissé and Beaujolais from their estate vineyards that drape the hillsides next to the winery. Château de Lavernette hand-crafts its wines as few still do today, adhering to the traditions of artisan winemaking. The beautiful winery was built to handle the fruits of the vineyards with the most gentle techniques and modern innovations of its time and was completely renovated in 1988. The de Boissieu family continues the visions of the Romans & Tournus monks that preceded them with wines of the highest caliber and distinction. The style of the wine should be at once classic and contemporary… reinforcing the unique terroir in our wines, and ensuring the health of the soil and vines now and for the future.

The history of Château de Lavernette has a similar beginning to many great domains throughout Europe. Wine was first brought to the region by the Celts (Gaulois) and the first vines were cultivated by the Romans (Gallo-Romains). During the Middle Ages the vineyards were owned by the church. From 843-1600 the region was an important crossroad between the Kingdom of France and the Holy Roman Empire. The land and mansion of Lavernette were under the auspices of the monks of Tournus until 1596. At this time the property was bought by the Lavernette family and became known as the Manor of Lavernette. The de Boissieus are the descendents of the Lavernette family and the estate has kept its lineage till this day. Now the domain is at an important viticultural crossroad for the family as it lies on the border of the Mâconnais and Beaujolais appellations in Burgundy.

De Boissieu family

Of note in the de Boissieu family is the artist Jean-Jacques de Boissieu (1736-1810). Famous for his etchings and engravings, he was also a painter. His works may be found in museums throughout the world. The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco holds the largest collection in the U.S. Château de Lavernette has labelled a Pouilly-Fuissé, the most classic wine of their collection, after Jean-Jacques to pay homage to the artist and their heritage.

Antoine and Yvonne de Boissieu, 11th generation, managed to survive the depression and devastation of the region after the two world wars. The grapes that were harvested from the estate went to the local cooperative in Chaintré. Antoine farmed the vineyards traditionally with a horse and plough