Dubost Fleurie “Le Vivier”
Originally known as Domaine du Tracot, now-called Domaine Dubost has been owned by the Dubost family since 1902. Its origin was found in writings and traces on the main building. With his two sons, Corentin and Joffrey, winemaker Jean-Paul Dubost hopes that the 4th generation will continue the family tradition in providing wines that reflect their terroir, the culture of the vineyard and respecting the environment and soil.
Beautiful red-purple color. Aromas of irises and cherries. Soft and smooth tannins; a subtle, elegant, and feminine wine.
- Cru: Fleurie
- Average age of vines: 40 years
- Elevation: Sloping hills, 250-300 meters
- Soil: Dense compacted sand, yellow and rose granite, crystal composites
- Yield: Average of 45-50 hl/hc (52 permitted), 2015 yield: 36 hl/hc
- Environment/Sustainability: biodynamic practices
- Harvest: hand picked
- Maceration: semi-carbonic maceration: 9=9 whole grape carbonic maceration in concrete and steel tanks with twice daily pump over of ten minutes
- Fermentation: pressing and first racking, completion of alcoholic fermentation at 25 degrees and malolactic fermentation at 20 degrees
- Racking: raised undisturbed through the winter at 15 degrees in concrete and steel tanks (90%) and 1-5 year old 500 liter barrels (10%)
- Filtration/Fining: light filtration, no fining
- Aging: 3-5 years