Clos Guirouilh Petit Cuyalàa 2011

Petit Cuyalàa

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.

  • Site

    Clos Guirouilh

  • Grapes

    Petit Manseng

  • Vine Age

    25–60 years

  • Soil

    Clay calcareous and sandstone

  • Farming

    Lutte Raisonnée

  • Suggested Retail

    $87.00