Clos Guirouilh Petit Cuyalàa 2011
The Petit Cuyalàa is made from 100% Petit Manseng sourced from 25 to 60 year old vines at a specific site called “Clos Guirouilh.” This terraced vineyard is covered in layers of clay calcareous and sandstone. The grapes were manually harvested in successive passes from November through mid-December.
Vinification Only the most withered, concentrated grapes were harvested resulting in a very long and slow pressing being needed to extract the juice. Slow fermentation in new and 1-year-old barrels lasted until the following spring. The wine was then aged for two years in the same barrels. 98 g/L residual sugar.
- Vine Age
Clay calcareous and sandstone
- Suggested Retail