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Château Grand Escalion

Costières de Nîmes Romane

Appellation d'origine protégée

This cuvée comes from a plot selection of Château Grand Escalion and is a lively and generous wine. Its blend of Grenache blanc, Roussanne and Vermentino from young vines in Costière de Nîmes will charm you with its freshness and roundness.

couleur
2019
Aromatic concentration
description_recompenses
This year the harvest was a little late and was delayed by about ten days compared to 2018. As everywhere else, the June heat wave and the summer drought were not unrelated to the lowest yields recorded. Fortunately, quality was not affected. Although very small, the grapes are more concentrated and by their perfect maturity.
Rewards

90 pts - Jeb Dunnuck

etiquette
Costières de Nîmes Romane
Vintage
2019

Grape Varieties: 

40% Grenache blanc, 40% Roussanne, 20% Vermentino

Terroir: 

The plot is located in the area best able to withstand drought, on clay soil on a thick layer of Marl.

Winemaking: 

The harverest takes place at night, all the grape varieties are picked together and blended at harvest time. The pressing is pneumatic.
De-stemming at 48 to 12°C, then fermentation starts in vats for 2 weeks for early racking.
100% of the fermentation and maturing takes place in barrels for 6 months.

Tasting notes: 

A beautiful golden yellow colour. On the Nose it is extremely generous and open. It is charming with notes of pear and melon. Finally on the palate, Melon and yellow grapefruit express themselves in the mouth. Beautiful acidic tension that enhances the finish. It is a round and sweet wine appearing and lively.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

This white wine from the Costières de Nîmes will go perfectly with the freshness of a Caesar salad, prawns or shrimps on the Barbecue or mussels a la plancha.
It will go perfectly with a lemon tart for dessert.

Age of vines & yield: 

5 years.

The 44 hectares of the vineyard extend on gentle slopes. The Château owes its name to them because "Escalion" means "ascent" in Provençal.

 

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