Maraussan: the chapel of Novilis creates Néus, his first wine
After the restructuring of the entire vineyard of Maraussan, formerly known as Villenouvette, which became the chapel of Novilis, Nathalie Jeannot and Laurent Pegolotti have just produced their first wine: Néus, a high-end white wine. By Antonia Jimenez
This wine was expected as a mother expects her first child. Néu, white nectar of the winemakers Nathalie Jeannot and Laurent Pegolotti, has just been launched. A small production of 772 bottles of a blend of vermentino grapes (80%) and the marsanne that should delight the palates of lovers of high-end wines. “When we decided to give a new lease of life to the area of Marseilles that everyone knew as Villenouvette, by making our own wine in our own cellar that had to be created, the choice was made quality production “, recalls Nathalie Jeannot. She was responsible for the Europe service of a large laboratory; and dropped everything in his fifties to reconvert himself to the work of the vineyard with his brother-in-law.
Néus, an IGP coteau d’ensérune
From planting new grape varieties to bottling, disbudding, leaf stripping, pruning, harvesting and winemaking. It took the neovigneronne two years of work to see the birth of her first vintage, Néus, an IGP coteau d’ensérune. Without counting on all the work of preparation for the biological conversion of the vineyard (15 ha to tear and replant gradually); creation of the cellar; professional training of Nathalie Jeannot in viticulture and nology. “The parcels worked are in the first year of conversion,” she says. Moreover, she respected, for her wines, Néus and her brothers to come, the biological specifications. The chapel of Novilis will eventually produce a range of six wines. The second, Néus rouge, will be born in October. Meanwhile “his wines of opulence and” exception “(the higher ranges); Nathalie Jeannot, who loves to cook, also works on dishes that her wines showcase. For Néus blanc, she already offers a risotto with green asparagus, walnuts and lemon zest. When the passion of good drink and good food holds you! Do you want to follow news in CHAPELLE de NOVILIS? You can visit our News section regularly or you can follow us by liking our facebook page
Original article: http://www.midilibre.fr/2013/06/18/la-chapelle-de-novilis-cree-neus-son-first-vin.718815.php