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Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée

Sophisticated blend of the main white grape varieties of the appellation, this white Côtes du Rhône offers an intense nose of white flowers and fresh fruits. Ideal for an improvised aperitif or a lunch.

Cote du rhone
couleur
2017
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The 2017 vintage is one of the most promissing of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2017

Grape Varieties: 

This Côtes du Rhône is a blend of Grenache blanc, Viognier and Bourboulenc grapes.

Terroir: 

The vines grow on clay limestone soils from the North of the Vaucluse and Gard. With a Southern French climate renowned for its contrasts, they benefit from the summer heat and the Mistral wind.

Winemaking: 

The harvest took place early in the morning to preserve primary aromas of the grapes. Optimized settling of the lees to boost aromatic potential (between 3 and 6°C) before fermentation at low temperature (12 - 14°C). The ageing in vats lasts for 6 months before bottling.

 

Specific to this 2017 vintage : the high temperatures during the harvest required special attention during the winemaking. Indeed, the challenge of our team was to maintain cool enough temperatures in order to preserve the aromatic potential and the freshness of the wine.

Tasting notes: 

Pale robe with green hints. Fine and elegant with complex aromas of white flowers (jasmine) and apricot. Well-balanced on the palate with yellow stone fruit notes on the finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Delicious as an aperitif, or paired with red mullet with "tapenade", sausage rougail or even with "fish & chips". Enjoy it cool between 10°C to 12°C, within 2 to 3 years after harvest.

Born during the 3rd century in Spain, Saint Vincent has been considered as the patron saint of winegrowers. Given that “Vincent” means “triumphant” in Latin, the choice of this name for our cuvée needs no further explanation !

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