Sur Lie Winemaking: Enhancing Complexity and Flavor

▪️Sur Lie is a winemaking term meaning "on the lees”.


"Sur Lie" is a winemaking technique that involves aging the wine on its lees, or yeast sediments, for an extended period. This method adds unique characteristics and complexity to the wine, enhancing its flavor profile.

One of the most well-known regions where Sur Lie is practiced is Muscadet in France. Muscadet AOC mandates a minimum six-month aging period on lees for Muscadet Sur Lie wines.

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