La Collection by Maison Boutinot Côtes de Thau Blanc has a delectable aroma of white flowers, lime blossom and candied lemon. On the palate, the wine is textured with some exotic fruit such as kumquat and peach.
For food matches with La Collection by Maison Boutinot Côtes de Thau Blanc take inspiration from the seaside cabins found along the shores of Lake Thau which serve fresh seafood, especially mussels and oysters.
60% Vermentino, 30% Terret Blanc, 5% Viognier, 5% Grenache Blanc, White Blend
|Style||Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Fresh, Floral and Citrussy|
|Region||Côtes de Thau, Languedoc|
About the region and producer
Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. Paul Boutinot himself began by personally selecting the wines from France, back in the UK he would unload the trailer by hand. And deliver the crates of wines to customers himself. But good things grow and by the end of the decade we had become a bigger and better company. A company that not only sought out great wines but made them too. After 10 years later, Boutinot France started in January 1990. The first office was in the middle of the vines in Julienas; perfectly located to navigate the Beaujolais and Macon regions on the quest to make beautiful wines..
Today, Boutinot’s French office has recently relocated to Macon, and has over 20 employees who take care of production across the whole of France, covering fresh whites and rosés from Gascony, mineral wines from Burgundy, and joyful varietal wines from Languedoc among others. We don’t use any single model to source our wines; instead, a combination of sources are used, from large-scale, high-quality co-ops to small, family growers and single domaines, as well as our own vineyards in Cairanne and Saint-Vérand. Drawing on the expertise of our four winemakers and a network of partner growers, we seek to deliver the highest quality-to-price ratio possible for every wine.
Vineyard and Wine Making
Immediately inland from the Mediterranean, between Bezier and Montpellier, lie the vineyards of the Côtes de Thau. These gently terraced slopes to the western shores of Lake Thau are particularly suited to ripening white grape varieties; cooling sea breezes moderate the fierce Mediterranean heat, while the presence of the Thau, an inland sea water lagoon, moderate the night-time temperatures allowing optimal ripening whilst retaining fresh acidity. For this wine Vermentino (Rolle) gives a core of citrus levity, Terret (the traditional variety of the appellation) adds complexity and length, which together with Viognier and Grenache Blanc make a completely dry white wine with some salinity. To preserve the aromas the grapes for La Collection by Maison Boutinot Côtes de Thau Blanc are harvested early in the morning, gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures.
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