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Les Caves de Landiras

At the heart of the Bordeaux wine-growing area, the leading European site in terms of technological innovation

Acceptance of the wine

Once the wine has been accepted and unloaded, it is stored in a fermenting room, which is either devoted to the production of sparkling wines or reserved for still wines.

Filtration

Filtration is the essential step that follows. Here a battery of tangential filters is aligned. They are among the
most modern in Europe and able to treat up to 500 hl/hour.

Pre-racking

Once they have been treated and filtered, the wines are transferred into a pre-racking fermenting room with
a capacity of 23,000 hl, in other words 3 million bottles. The operations are strictly controlled and recorded to
guarantee perfect traceability.

Bottling

The last step is the bottling of the wine: this takes place along four lines set up in an air-conditioned 15,000-m2
hall with a combined potential of 78,000 bottles/hour, namely 1.5 million bottles per day. Designed to prevent
oxidation and foaming of the wines during the filling process, the filler spouts preserve the freshness of the product
under optimal conditions. In addition, the filling machines are equipped with a nitrogen flushing device for the bottle
necks before they are corked for best conservation of the wines. Positioned just after the filling machine, the “DYNAC”
allows 7,000 bottles to be stored vertically. It thus helps to control flows by reducing the risks of breakage and noise
annoyance. All of these lines are equipped to package more than 60 different formats of glass or PET bottles, whether
with corks, synthetic stoppers or screw tops.

Storage/shipping

Finally, once packaged and palletised, the wines are stored in air-conditioned halls before being shipped all over the world.

Sao donates a percentage of all profits to various organizations that seek to help foster economic development throughout the continent.

*We can not ship wine to the following states:
AL, AR, DE, IA, KY, MA, MD, MS, MT, NH*, OK, RI, SD, TX, UT

* limited shipping
Attention New Hampsire Customers. We are also unable to ship to the following towns in NH:
Brookfield, Ellsworth, Landaff, Monroe, Sharon

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