France-inspired version of Blauer Porugieser created by macération carbonique. During two weeks under protective atmosphere of carbon dioxide, complex biochemical processes took place in the intact bunches of grapes, resulting in an enchanting harmony of flavors, dominated by wild strawberries.
Enjoy its fresh delicious fruitiness, natural softness and a truly French charm!
- Blauer Portugieser
- 1.5 kg
- 19 ° NM
- 100% macération carbonique
- 10.28 %
- 1.2 g / l
- 5.65 g / l
- 24 mg / l
Even if the term macération carbonique sounds very high-tech, it is in fact a traditional method discovered accidentally. While trying to preserve grapes in large clay jars winemakers noticed that the grapes eventually turned into wine with a very pleasant fruity taste. This method has been utilized ever since in the Beaujolais region under the term of macération carbonique. It has been also the preferred vinification method utilized by the French producers of vin au naturel sans soufre, grouped around Jules Chauvet and Jacques Néauport. The versatile BlauerPortugieser grapes are particularly suitable for maceération carbonique.
The most beautiful and healthiest bunches were gently filled into a container from which the oxygen has been purged by carbon dioxide. Inside the berries intracellular fermentation took place guided by the grapes own enzymes, lending the wine its characteristic fruity fragrance and flavor, dominated by an enchanting aroma of wild strawberries. After about two weeks the grapes were pressed and the process was carried on by the yeast, which were impatiently waiting on the skins to get finally into contact with the must and perform their fermentation job. Thanks to the combination of these natural processes the wine was finished about two months after the harvest.
The exceptionally fast journey of the grapes from vineyard to bottle results in a fresh and light wine well suited for sipping along with meals or just for pleasure in the company of friends. Given the low sulfur content, it will certainly not give you a headache. A veritable vin de soif et d’amitié!
During further maturation in the bottle, this young wine acquires interesting structure, texture and depth, without losing anything from its French charm …