Mas La Chevalière

Languedoc, France

Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Pays d’Oc – 2012

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  • Introduction

    • “De La Chevalière” is “of the knight’s lady,” a reference to “Mas La Chevalière” which is literally the “farmhouse of the knight’s lady,” the Laroche winery in southern France where this wine is produced.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Our Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from Béziers near the Mediterranean and from the foothills of the Cévennes. The Cévennes is a maze of deep valleys with winding rivers of clear waters, steep slopes covered in forests and jagged rock cliffs and ledges. More than a mountain chain, the Cévennes are in fact a multitude of many-sided open spaces which form the southern part of the Central Massif as it veers towards the Languedoc. In these areas of the Languedoc, the influence of the maritime climate provides cooler, fresher conditions. Vineyard orientation is eastern, and the soil is varied, with chalk, marl and schist predominant.

    • Cultivation: “Lutte raisonnée,” or “reasoned protection,” (using chemical intervention only when required); primarily cordon pruning, with high trellising and fruit thinning in the vineyards
    • Size: Purchased grapes, vineyard size varies based on source and location
    • Vine Age: 10-plus years
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
  • Vintage Report

    • More information coming soon.