The hand picked grapes come from skilled growers in Cairanne, with the Roussane plot being only 200 metres from the cellar door. Once harvested the grapes are directly pressed and clarified by cold tank. All of the clear run juice is pumped into 300 and 400 litre oak barrels which are a mixture of new and four year old wood for fermentation. These have been carefully selected to create texture and intensify the natural character of the wine rather than to impose overt fresh oak. The wine is aged in barrel for 6 months before filtration and bottling at Domaine Boutinot.
Fresh aromas of fruit and flower aromatics mingle with the spicy and smokey notes from the barrels. On the palate it feels plump fresh and mineral, with spicy, smokey fruit.
A versatile wine. Works as an aperitif, with summer salads and lighter fish and chicken dishes. Equally happy however, being paired with richer poultry and fish dishes that feature roasted fruit or fruit-based sauces.
|Grape||Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, White Blend|
|Style||Dry, White, Full Bodied, Floral, Oak Aging, Vanilla, Spice|
Was recently recommend this when I was looking for a French Chardonnay (or similar). This wine was beautiful and silky on the palette, with a good depth of flavour. Was well enjoyed standalone but, I'd definitely pick this up as a fab drop with a roast chicken dinner!
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