Seller: rarewinemerchant (122) 100%, Location: Artarmon, Ships to: AU, Item: 142180939208 HOTLINE: 0409 121 151 Pithon-Paille Coteau des Treilles Chenin Blanc 2012 Pithon-Paille Coteau des Treilles Chenin Blanc 2012 Pithon-Paille Coteau des Treilles Chenin Blanc 2012 Pithon-Paillé has 13 hectares working mainly with 2 varietals; Chenin blanc on the great terroirs of Anjou and with Cabernet franc. The geology in our area is very complex, called the Armorican Massif, where the mother rock consists of metamorphic and magmatic rocks (slate, spilite, poudingues and carbon) at different expositions. This soils variety allows the Chenin to express itself in many different ways. Such as a Cameleon, it absorbs the mineral caracteristics of the terroir and bring us unique expressions. We feel lucky to have six different terroirs in Savennières and Anjou from which we make as many different dry whites plus two to three sweet Chenin in the Coteaux du Layon and the prestigious appellation Quarts de Chaume. Chenin absorbs and expresses these terroirs very well. Our vines are farmed organically certified by Qualité France. In order for us to talk about the terroir it is imperative to have a soil that is alive hence, working organically. During vinification, the yeasts used are indigenous, there are no additives besides minimal sulphur and of course no chaptalisation. Aging is between one and two years in mostly three to four wines French oak with a capacity of 225l or 600l or in 6000l. This is a magnificent coteau with a southern exposure and slopes between 30 and 70%. This coteau was planted before 1940 and then abandoned during the war as it was too steep to work on. We bought 70 different plots from 25 different owners over a 3 year period for a surface of 7 hectares of which 5 is plantable. In 2000 with the help of 2 American friends we planted 2.70 hectares of Chenin with a density of 7000 plants per hectare. This is an amazing terroir for the wines but they are not alone, this zone is very rich with fauna and flora and is classified a natural reserve from the region of the Coteaux du pont Barré. Varietal : Chenin Blanc Terroir : Magma rock, spilite, carbon. Vine Age : 10 years Culture : Organic , Qualité France Yield : 20 Hectoliters / Hectare Aging : 12 months in new and 3 year old oak. Followed by 6 months in tank. Bottling : 21st May 2014 Quantity : 4 000 bottles and 160 magnums. Alcohol : 13.9% Total Acidity : 3.80 PH : 3.22 Sugar : 2 grams Tasting : Lots of fruit and minerality, Bright acidity with a lively finish. Accord : Pairing : Perfect with fish, poultry and veal. Shipping Shipping: Freight - RareWines is able to deliver to the majority of Australian suburbs using various courier companies as well as Australia Post. All packages dispatched are insured to their full purchase price and will be either replaced or the purchase price refunded in the event of loss or damage in transit. - Items purchased will only be dispatched to the registered address as it appears on Ebay. If you would like to alter the delivery address, please put this in writing immediately after payment has been made to ensure an easy and smooth transaction. - Pickup is not available from the RareWines warehouse due to liquor licensing laws. Proof of age may be requested at any point in time throughout the order process in accordance with New South Wales Liquor Licensing Laws. Estimated delivery time from Sydney to other capital cities is 2 to 6 business days. Postage may be delayed if very hot weather is forecast. If the person accepting the delivery is out and there are no delivery instructions, Australia Post will leave a card in the letter box for collection at your local Post Office. Payment We accept the following payment methods: PayPal - VISA, MasterCard, Bank Account Credit card over the phone - VISA, MasterCard Bank Deposit - BSB 012280 Acct 268501623 with transaction reference, or Surname For any enquiries or credit card payments please call on 0409 121 151 Returns All purchases made with RareWines are backed by a 14 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you believe that the item you have received is not as described, please contact us immediately in order to speed up the resolution process. Photographic evidence may be requested in some instances for insurance purposes. Return postage is at the buyers’ expense and may be refunded if RareWines is proved to be at fault. LIQUOR ACT 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor License Number LIQP770010377 Please enjoy alcohol in moderation and life in excess! Cheers.