KALIAN produces about 30,000 bottles of Monbazillac per year (2500 cases / year).
KALIAN's Monbazillac is made from white grapes grown on 9.5 hectares at the estate.
Sémillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc are the three varieties that are blended to create the Monbazillac. The vines are either spur pruned or caned pruned (guyot) depending on the parcel's production history.
The density is between 5000 and 5500 vines per hectare. The average age of the vines is between 45 and 50 years old. The yield, depending on the years, can range from between 18 to 25 hectoliters per hectare. The maximum yield allowed in the appellation is 30 hectoliters per hectare (about 2.2 tons per acre).
The harvest, which is done completely by hand, consists of different passes to select botrytised berries (between 3 and 6 times depending on the vintage).
Aging occurs in French oak barrels for between 10 and 24 months depending on Monbazillac wines and vintage.
To know more about KALIAN's Monbazillac, please see the sections below:
Vintages currently available for sale:
* 2017 - 10 months aging in barrels - AB certified (also available in 50cl)
* 2017 - Sélection de Grains Nobles - 22 months aging in barrels - AB certified
* 2015 - Variation Muscadelle - 12 months aging in barrels - AB certified
Please contact us about older vintages (1992 to 2013).