Côtes du Rhône Organic 2021

AOP Côtes du Rhône White

Tasting

A brilliant golden yellow robe. The nose is intense and aromatic, it harmoniously blends notes of citrus and white flowers. A nice balance on the palate that combines freshness and minerality. Tasted on June 2023.

Food & wine pairings

Scallop mousseline, Spinach and goat cheese tart

Detailed information

Vintage

A dry winter followed by a particularly cool spring with an episode of unusual heat at the end of March which awakened the vines early. On April 8th, frost hit part of the vineyard. This cold snap slowed down the vegetative cycle and permitted the ripening process to resume a more normal schedule. In April, May and July, rainfall allowed the vineyards to spend a peaceful summer characterized by temperatures close to seasonal norms. However heavy rains in mid-September hastened the harvest dates. The whites have bright acidity and present refreshing livelyness and very enticing aromas.

Grape varieties

40% Marsanne, 30% Clairette, 20% Grenache blanc, 10% Roussanne

Terroir

The grapes come from “Trois Yeux” and “Teyssonnières” areas. The “Trois Yeux” parcelle is nestled in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail at an altitude of 500 meters. This terroir is particularly adapted to white grape varieties. The vines are planted on a soil composed of limestone scree over Cretaceous marls, providing finesse and minerality to the wine. Clairette grapes are planted on our parcel called “Teyssonnières” close to our cellar, on a mix of clay and sand soil. This typically southern grape variety brings freshness and complex aromas of white flowers.

Winemaking

Manual harvest between Sept.24th and Oct.1st of the different grape varieties in the early hours of the day to preserve the freshness of the berries. Direct pressing of the whole harvest. Cold settling for 3 days, start of fermentation in stainless steel vats then passage under wood (demi-muids – 600 liters) for part of the vat in the first third of fermentation. 20 days of fermentation with temperature control below 20°C. Aged for 6 months in demi-muids. Blending of grape varieties before bottling, April 5th, 2022. 6,692 bottles produced. Vegan and organic wine.

Service

Enjoy fresh between 10° and 12°C.

Degree of alcohol

13,5% vol.
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