Domaine Nico La Savante 2018

La Savante or "The Scholar" in the feminine, pays homage to the scholarly women, who can be feminine and serious at the same time, like this wine.  

About the Vineyard

In both La Savante and Histoire d'A we use whole clusters during fermentation to highlight the texture and graininess of the wines.  La Savante has greater minerality with spicy red fruits. 
 

Wine Production

Clone 115 was fermented with 20% whole clusters and indigenous yeast in Oak roll-fermentor of 600L and close 777 was fermented with 50% whole clusters and indigenous yeast in small stainless-steel tanks of 500L.  Punch-down extraction was done by hand.  7-10 days of maceration with malolactic fermentation in the barrel.  

Tasting Notes

Red fruit with presence of herbs such as thyme, spices, and clove.  Medium-high acidity, low alcohol, slight minerality alongside integrated oak and grainy tannins. 

Production Info
Vineyard name
Gualtallary, Tupungato
Vineyard size
4 acres
Soil composition
Gravel and Clay-Loam
Elevation
4,757 feet
Average Vine Age
9 Years
Total SO2
73
First vintage of this wine
2017
Bottles produced of this wine
5953
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation container
Stainless-Steel
Age of Aging Container
20% New 80% Second use
Fermentation temperature
Max 26 Celsius °F
Malolactic fermentation
In barrel
Type of oak
French Oak
Length of aging before bottling
18 Months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.54
Residual sugar
1.87 g/L
Acidity
5.7 g/L
Dry extract
26.3 g/L

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