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Sextant Clin D'Oeil

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Perfumed, Red berry, Earthy

Farming

Organic

Producer

Sextant

Grape

Chardonnay/Gamay

Wine Type

Rose/Orange

Country

France

Region

VDF Burgundy

Vintage

2019

Alcohol

12%

Size

75cl

Sextant is the project of Julien Altaber, a negociant winemaker based in St Aubin, Burgundy. For him the cellar is seen as a place to experiment and create, rather than making terroir-based wines with big apellation names.

Every year Julien Altaber seems to find new things to invent, depending upon the grapes that his friends have to sell him.

This year (2019) he has again made a cuvée which is macerated Chardonnay (80%) for around ten days (it was Viognier last year) with some (20%) direct press Gamay (so the juice from the Gamay is clear juice, not red).

The grapes are grown in calcareous clay soils. The wine is stored in fibreglass tanks for around 5 months to settle.

A brilliant example of skin contact wine that is fresh, vibrant and has bags of personality.

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