L’Enclos des Braves L’Enclos Sec 2011 South West France
Fruity and floral aromas with notes of peach, fresh pear, hints of elderflower and spices. Lively and fresh with a racy acidity and minerality on the finish. Ideal with scallops, terrines and white meats.
About the winemaker
L’Enclos des Braves is a domain of eight hectares located in Vertus, between L’isle-sur-Tarn and Rabastens, in the Gaillac appellation in South West France. Nicolas Lebrun spent ten years as a professional oenologist before he and his wife Chantal bought six hectares of vines and built a winery in 2005. Located on slopes on the right bank of the river Tarn, the vineyards are grown on clay-lime soils and benefit from a southern exposure. Nicolas likes to work with old, traditional grape varieties that have fallen out of favour with the mass market: Prunelart, Braucol, Duras, Mauzac, Loin de l’oeil. L’Enclos des Braves is certified organic since 2008 and biodynamic since 2012.
|Viticulture and Winemaking|
AOC Gaillac Blanc, Cold fermentation in barrels and ageing on the lees with stirring for three months in barrels, Grapes were harvested overripe (golden berries, brown seeds), Serve at 11°C, Suitable for vegans, Vines planted in 1992 on clay-lime soil, Yield of 35 hl/ha