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Monday, 31 October 2011

Un oeuf is enough!

Great to see this ovoid fermentation vessel being used at Domaine des Rochelles. The wine gently fermenting inside is the Roches des Rochelles 2011, a 100% Chenin Blanc that normally has a wonderful minerality and real class that comes from extended ageing upon the yeasty deposit (the lees).

A supposed benefit of using this type of vessel (a modern take on the old amphora used by the Romans centuries ago) is that the lees remain in suspension, adding depth and complexity without the need for stirring. Can't wait to taste the end result.

So, why is Domaine des Rochelles only using one egg shaped vessel this year? Because un oeuf is enough!

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