Appellation Neuchâtel AOC
Origin Canton of Neuchâtel, Municipality of Auvernier (100 %)
Average age of vines 18 years old
Soil type Calcareous to very calcareous, of light structure. Low to medium clay content
Altitude 430 to 520 m
Grape variety Gamaret, Garanoir, Pinot Noir
Cultivation Ecological vine with high natural biodiversity, cultivated according to sustainable development methods
Harvest Hand-picked, from the end of September to early October
Yield per unit area 40 hectolitres/hectare
A mix of of 60 % Gamaret, 35 % Garanoir, 5% Pinot Noir, the proportion changes a few percent depending on the vintage. Each variety is aged separately in barrels for 18 months, then blended.
Planting density 8,000 to 9,000 vines/hectare
Alcohol Between 13.8 and 15 % vol.
Acidity expressed as tartaric acid 5 g/l
Serving temperature 14° C – 18° C, decant the wine before serving
Serve with Red meat, game, cheese
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