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La Piffaudière

Côt - 2018 - Olivier Bellanger

Harvested very mature, the nose is redolent of ripe fruit.... On the palate, it is fluid and smooth, with a spicy finish.... It slips down by itself!

75 cl
Original features
Degree of alcohol
12.5 %
To drink from
2020 to 2024

VAT included

100% Côt, another name for Malbec, from young vines, planted by massal selection in 2012 on flinty clay. Grapes are harvested by hand. Vinification: semi-carbonic, maceration for 10 days, 1/4 destemmed and 3/4 whole bunches, indigenous yeasts, no punching down, and a little pumping over, just a light spraying over the cap. No intervention, matured for 7 months in fibreglass vats, with blending of press juice and free run juice. 1.5 g/hl of sulphur at bottling. Certified organic.

Olivier Bellanger

Olivier Bellanger

Olivier Bellanger, child of the '78 vintage, grandson and nephew of vignerons, lives in Monthou-sur-Cher. His career started down a rather traditional path, working 10 years as a vineyard worker at classic estates such as Domaine Philippe Tessier, where the soil is worked efficiently and with respect. But since Olivier launched his own estate in 2008, with his first vinifications in 2009,...

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