DE BAGUER – WHITE

De Baguer Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc moves away from the heavy and over-extracted wines which are so often seen at the premium level, instead focusing on clear varietal aromas and minerality, in which the soils of Brda are best reflected.

Alcohol

14 % vol

Acids:

5,32 g/l

pH

3,35

Residual sugar:

2,6 g/l

Grass-covered vineyards are grown on steep terraced slopes where most of the work is done by hand. The grapevines are planted on the best sunlit sites and trained mostly according to the single Guyot system. All the vineyards are IO to 50 years old and included in integrated farm management systems.

Each grape variety is processed separately. Before destemming, the grapes are cooled down to 8°C. After 48 hours of cold clarification, only the completely clear grape juice is used and transferred to French barriques, in the case of Chardonnay, and to stainless steel tanks, in the case of Sauvignon, for fermentation. Once the fermentation is completed, the wine matures for 12 months on the lees with weekly battonage. Finally, the two varieties are blended and left to age in stainless steel tanks.

The wine is golden yellow with green reflections. The complex aroma of Chardonnay with nuances of citrus fruits, melon and toasted nuts is intertwined with the fresh and herbal character of Sauvignon. The wine is rich, structured, soft and herbal at the same time. The flavour of tropical fruit is enduring and elegant, while the finish is long and velvety.

Serve cooled at 10-12°C its ideal pairings include smoked salmon with avocado, baked fish and white meat with herbs. The ageing potential of De Baguer White is up to 15 years.