Sylvain’s first ever cuvée de macération! 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Chardonnay, 7 days on the skins. Aromas of apricot, peach, white flowers, and almond sing in this complex orange wine, named for Ella Fitzgerald and the glorious process of maceration (elle a macérée).
Grapes: 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Chardonnay
Style: Orange Wine
Alcohol Content: 13% ABV
Region: Rhone Valley
Sub-Region or Appellation: Ardèche
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Age of Vines: 30 and 50 years old
Soils: basalt and limestone
Aging: Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are each vinified separately. Each undergoes 1 week of maercation, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tank (sauvignon blanc) and fiberglass tank (chardonnay) and blending once each cépage has completed its fermentation.
Fining or Filtering: None