Guiborat Tethys.17 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Guiborat Tethys.17 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

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Tethys is named after the Greek goddess of water and nursing, and the ancient sea in the Mesozic era that covered what is now known as Champagne.

Terroir: 100% Chardonnay From four parcels. The young vines from 'Les Caures' predominately make up the cuvée with the first three presses from the 2005 planting. The remainder is made from the 'Taille' of older vines from the vineyards below.

Cramant - 'Les Bergieres - 1984 Chouilly - 'Le Mont Aigu' - 1970/1979

Chouilly - ' Les Caures' - 1946/2005 (Most of the cuvée is made from this planting)

Oiry - 'Les Briquettes' - 1969

Soils are predominately homogenous chalk. The difference between the plots is the thickness of the chalk and the depth of the topsoil.

Winemaking:

Gravity, minimal sulphur, low yields and gentle pressing.

Seven months on lees in stainless steel and concrete, followed by 32 months on lees in bottle.

81% is from the 2017 vintage with the remainder reserve wine from 2015 and 2016.

Dosage: 2.5g/l

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We embrace the classic and historic 'en Primeur' system. It originated in Bordeaux and translates directly to 'of the first'. While in Bordeaux it gives the ability to a buyer to purchase the wine still in barrel, at The French Wine Centre it enables our clients to secure their preferred wines a month or two before the wine arrives on our shores. There is also a significant saving.

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