Sur Lie

Sur lie translates to “on lees”. While lees (yeast sediment) are generally filtered out in winemaking, in this aging method, wine retains the lees even after the fermentation process is complete. This imparts a special creaminess to the wine, as well as a captivating freshness. This method is most commonly used for full-bodied white wines with ageing potential, but can, in rare cases, also be applied to other types of wine as well.