Mas La Chevalière

Languedoc, France

Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Pays d’Oc – 2020

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  • Introduction

    • “La Chevalière,” or “the knight’s lady,” is 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

    • Vineyards located around the region of Béziers through longstanding partnerships with local growers who allow Mas la Chevalière to work closely with the sites throughout the year

      Viticulture: “Lutte raisonnée,” or “reasoned protection,” (using chemical intervention only when required)

      Vine Age: 15 -25 years

      Density: 4,000 vines per hectare (1,619 vines per acre)

  • Vintage Report

    • A year with an exceptionally rainy spring which led into a hot summer. The presence of wind helped to prevent any risk of disease to the vines. The harvest began early on August 14, 6 days ahead of 2019. The vintage remained balanced with optimal ripeness.

    • Harvest Date(s): Mid-August, 6 days earlier than 2019 vintage
  • Vinification

    • Pressing: Whole bunches crushed in pneumatic press then 48 hours settling at 12-15 C (54 – 59 F)

      Fermentation: 21 day fermentation at 15 C (59 F) in stainless steel tanks

      Malolactic Fermentation: None

      Maturation:  4 months prolonged lees contact in stainless steel tank with regular lees stirring

      Fining/Filtration/Bottling: Minimum filtration to preserve natural character to the maximum; bottled under low pressure on a bottling line designed to protect quality.


  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Pale straw in color with a nose offering elderflower aromas with mineral overtones. The wines has an elegant structure with flavors of fresh fruit and lime peel. A long, refreshing finish.