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Agrapart's Mineral is made from old vines in Avize and Cramant and presents the most mineral-driven, laser-like wine of the Agrapart lineup.
Vineyard: This is a blend of téte de cuvée selections from two parcels: one in Avize (Les Champboutons) and one in Cramant (Les Bionnes).
Soil: High limestone content
Viticulture: Practicing Organic. Hand-harvested.
This year trialled the growers with many climatic hazards from excessive rainfalls to frosts, downy mildew, hail, draught and, finally, sunburn. A cool spring saw late-April frost, which cut volumes early on. Mildew was an issue throughout the region (especially in the Côte des Bar), equally diminishing volumes. July and August were then hot and very dry months and the resultant sunburn reduced the yields further. Ripening was uneven, and Chardonnay especially needed time and was thus considered the most difficult variety for the vintage. Overall volumes were down to 9,163 kg/ha, offering balanced wines with an average potential alcohol of 9.9% and total acidity of 7.4g/l. Fruit-forward, lush wines with vibrant acidity.