Maison Celene Bordeaux began in 2015, when Maison de Cremant Ballarin, which had been working with sparkling wines for decades, bought the Lannoye family vineyards for itself. The vineyards are located east of the Garonne in the Côtes de Bordeaux, Puisseguin Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru regions, thanks to which the grapes give the wines versatile characteristics. Celene has its own paddocks of 45 hectares Farms covering 150 hectares are cultivated by contract farmers. The winemaking premises are located in the village of Haux and the wines are produced under Crémant de Bordeaux, which was officially recognized as an area of origin in 1990.
Celene's nurseries grow white and red varieties typical of the region, Sémillon, Muscadelle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère and Petit Verdot. All grapes used for Crémants are picked by hand and compressed pneumatically. The juices are allowed to settle at a temperature of 8-10°C before fermentation begins. After the first fermentation, the wines are mixed and bottled for the second fermentation. The second fermentation typically lasts for 6 weeks. The wines are allowed to mature in underground limestone cellars built in the 18th century, where the temperature naturally stays at 13°C. Depending on the wine, lees maturation takes 12-24 months.
Some of the farm's wines are made from organically certified orchards.
The farm's annual production is about 1.3 million bottles.
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