Bertrand Delespierre L'Ame 2013

  • $78.00

From the importer:

L'Ame. Soul. This wine is sourced from the most reliable plots each year. It's aged only in tank and is meant to really showcase the vintage. A blend of terroirs and grapes but from a single vintage. Here the Child of the Mountain is further refined to show the Soul of Vintage (and of the mountain in that particular vintage).

VARIETIES: 1/3 each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
COMPOSITION: 100% 2013 Vintage
VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards in the 1er Cru Villages of Chamery, Ecueil, Villedommange, and Montbré. Average vine age of 30 years with some parcels over 50 years. Soils are clay, clay/marne, and sand. This cuvée is generally sourced from the same plots each year.
FARMING: Part of the vines are fully organic and part are undergoing conversion to organic.
WINEMAKING: Hand harvest and press via a traditional champagne vertical press. Only cuvée used here (the best part of the pressed juice). Fermentation via native yeasts in tank. Aging in tank only. No malo. Aged 5 years on lees before disgorgement. 3 g/L dosage. SO2 used sparingly at press and after alcoholic fermentation - goal is 5 ppm free in finished wine.