Domaine De Joy La Vie en Joy Sauvignon Blanc Gros Manseng 2020

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Domaine De Joy La Vie en Joy Sauvignon Blanc Gros Manseng 2020

Country - France

Region - Sud Ouest

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 80%, Gros Manseng 20%

Alcohol by volume - 11.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De Joy

Tasting notes - A wonderfully aromatic wine, with hints of lemon surrounding a core of peach, apricot and pineapple. Savoury and rich, with a lovely balancing freshness and a touch of honey on the finish.

Domaine De Joy La Vie en Joy Sauvignon Blanc Gros Manseng 2020

A wonderfully aromatic wine, with hints of lemon
surrounding a core of peach, apricot and pineapple.
Rich, with balancing freshness and a touch of honey on
the 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 exposure to 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, with alcohol levels that 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 100% 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. Maturation took place in stainless steel tanks to retain the purity of
fruit; the wine was kept on the fine lees for up to four months, imparting texture. The
wine was then stabilised at 8°C for 24 hours before being prepared for bottling.


Tasting Note
A wonderfully aromatic wine, with hints of lemon surrounding a core of peach,
apricot and pineapple. Savoury and rich, with a lovely balancing freshness and a
touch of honey on the finish.


Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 80%, Gros Manseng 20%

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