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Minimal sulphites

Rhône Valley

Cap au Nord - 2021 - Sylvain Boutée

Clos des Boutes

The name of the cuvée (which translates as “Head North!”) is a nod to Sylvain's northern roots in Belgium, and his desire to produce a cuvée that is "more northern than southern"! An elegant nose with notes of lily of the valley, pear, and minerals. The palate is full-bodied and rounded.

75 cl
Original features
Clairette de Bellegarde
Degree of alcohol
13 %
To drink from
2023 to 2027

VAT included

100% Clairette from vines farmed biodynamically and planted in 1994 on a 60-ares plot of soils with large pebbles in the commune of Bellegarde, in the Gard. The grapes are harvested by hand using 15 kg crates. Vinification: direct pressing, alcoholic fermentation in vats with indigenous yeasts, then maturation on the lees in 228-litre barrels that have seen around 10 wines, with malolactic fermentation, and a light filtration before bottling during Spring 2022. No fining, and just a microdose of sulphur.

Sylvain Boutée

Sylvain Boutée

Sylvain Boutée is not really a Southern guy since he is originally from… Maroilles, on the Belgian border! Yet, Sylvain was immersed in wine from a very young age since both his parents were wine merchants. At the age of 15, he left for the viticole high-school of Beaune, then continued his studies in Bordeaux where he trained in oenology and finally finished with a diploma in wine trade in...

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