Yannick Pelletier Blanc 2019
Varietal: Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Grenache, Terret
The grapes are direct pressed including a portion that is foot tread. Fermentation and aging occur in stainless steel.
Yannick Pelletier's estate currently consists of 10 hectares in the Saint Chinian AOC that he has been working with since January 2004. He currently grows five Varietals: Syrah (15%), Mourvedre (5%), Grenache (50%), Cinsault (16%) and Carignan (14%), and has recently acquired 0.5 ha of 50 year old Terret Blanc vines as well as some Terret Gris. The parcels are relatively distant from each other, which lets him take advantage of many different types of terroirs: 65% schist, 23% clay and limestone and 12% round stones. The youngest vines are 15, the oldest 70 and the estate is certified organic. For the most part Yannick trains his vines in gobelet in the vines, which applies to the Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault. The Syrah is trained in Cordon de Royat, and normally he leaves six to eight spurs with one bud each.