Domaine De Joy L'Eclat Cotes De Gascogne 2020

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Domaine De Joy L'Eclat Cotes De Gascogne 2020

Country - France

Region - Sud Ouest

Grape Varieties - Colombard 50%, Gros Manseng 20%, Ugni Blanc 20%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%

Alcohol by volume - 11.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De Joy

Tasting notes - A deliciously fresh and fruity wine showing flavours of grapefruit, lemongrass and a hint of lychee. The mellow fruit is meshed with lovely fresh acidity giving length to the palate and the vibrant, citrus finish makes it very moreish.

Domaine De Joy L'Eclat Cotes De Gascogne 2020

A deliciously fresh and fruity wine showing flavours of
grapefruit, lemongrass and a hint of lychee. Crisp, with
a vibrant, citrus finish.


Producer Note
This 160-hectare estate dates back to 1927 when the Gessler family settled in
Gascony and is now in the hands of the fourth generation of owner-winemakers.
While the name ‘Joÿ’ brings to mind the apt modern English word meaning delight,
the name of the estate actually dates back to the days of the French Revolution and
is likely to be linked to the period of English rule over the nearby Aquitaine region in
14th century. The domain is certified HVE3 illustrating the family’s commitment to
preserve the beauty and diversity of their surroundings. They produce stunning wines
which truly reflect this wonderful terroir.


Vintage
The 2020 vintage was a temperate warm vintage with a wet 10-day spell at the end
of June, followed by a hot and dry August. However, a violent hailstorm on 13th
August impacted yields. Harvesting began on 3rd September and lasted for three
weeks. The 2020 vintage style is concentrated, with slightly less acidity than 2019, but
the wines deliver long lasting fresh fruit on the palate.


Vineyard
The 160 hectare estate is situated in the Northern Gers, where the vineyards have a
south facing orientation to maximise the sunlight. The vines have an average age of
25 years and are planted at 300 metres above sea level. The soils are clay-siliceous
and silty; they are cool soils which contribute to the freshness of the resulting wines,
providing balance with alcohol levels which rarely reach over 12.5%. The vineyards
are farmed sustainably; the vine clippings are crushed and composted back into
the soil. Copper is used in the vineyard but the use of pesticides has always been
kept to a minimum. The vineyard is now in conversion to organic status and is
farmed according to organic principles. Harvesting takes place in the cool of the
night, between 3am and 10am to retain freshness and quality.


Winemaking
The grapes were entirely destemmed and vinified in a combination of stainless steel
tanks and glass fibre vats, at controlled temperatures of 17 to 20°C. Fermentation
took place with natural, wild yeasts and lasted between 18 to 21 days, with weekly
stirring of the lees. The wine was matured on the fine lees for up to four months,
imparting texture and then stabilised at 8°C for 24 hours before being prepared for
bottling.


Tasting Note
A deliciously fresh and fruity wine showing flavours of grapefruit, lemongrass and a
hint of lychee. The mellow fruit is meshed with lovely fresh acidity giving length to the
palate and the vibrant, citrus finish makes it very moreish.


Grape
Colombard 50%, Gros Manseng 20%, Ugni Blanc 20%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%

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