APPELLATION :
AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan

VINTAGE:
2016

TASTING NOTES:
bright and clear, with a pale citrus colour, enhanced by beautiful golden shades. Pleasant and intense nose, with white cooked fruits (peach, nectarine), and quince paste smells; then come some yellow plum perfumes and finally a delicate touch of white flowers, such as acacia blossoms. Full-bodied on the palate, then a fresh and mineral sensation comes, with yellow crispy fruits. The vivacity gives a great balance to this wine and a long finish, still on fruits an minerality. This wine is particularly intriguing and interesting with its unusual profile: Gourmand and jammy nose/crispy fresh fruits and minerality on the palate.

VARIETIES:
Roussanne, Viognier, White Grenache, in equal parts (1/3 each).

AGING:
Can be drunk within the year or kept 1 to 3 more years.

WINEMAKING:
We combine traditional methods with modern technology, handcrafting qualitative wines which reflect our terroir. We believe in minimal intervention; we are here to create the best conditions to let the grapes express their true character and to keep these conditions from the harvest to the bottling. Here the grapes are harvested very early in the morning, so they are at an optimal temperature. Grapes are put right away in the press, and undergo a soft and progressive pressing, in order to obtain the most clear and qualitative must. After a cold settling, must is ready for fermentation. Fermentation temperature is meticulously monitored and stays around 13-14°C (52-55°F) during the whole process. Then the wine is matured on lees for several months. 20% of the cuvée is matured in a 5hL oak barrel, and 80% in stainless steel tanks.

SERVING TEMPERATURE:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

PAIRING SUGGESTION:
This white wine will be perfect with your meals, with fish, shellfish dishes, or poultry. Il also perfectly pairs with black truffled scrambled eggs. It can also work as an aperitive, with salmon and lemon wraps, or a creamy parsnip puree.

REVIEWS:
Gold medals at 2019 “Feminalise” and 2019 “Amphore”, both international wine contests; Silver and “Organic” medals at 2019 Bettanne & Desseauve “Prix+Plaisir” Contest.

We are certified in organic agriculture by Ecocert (French renowned certification center).