Le Bouquet des Garrigues - Blanc
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2017 VINTAGE : An exceptionally premature and confidential harvest
2017 Vintage engendered climatic records which caused a particularly premature harvest with the beginning of the harvest on August 18th, with our white grapes. It’s also one of the smallest harvests of these last forty years, with average yields, around 17 hl/ha. This is mainly due to important “Coulure” phenomena and significant hydric deficit.
Despite these extreme conditions, our old vines did not suffer too much permitting to produce wines with a very good balance, beautiful fruit, freshness and silky tannins.
Whites have superb freshness, with beautiful elegance and great complexity.
Harvest started on August 18th for Viognier, on August 21st for Grenache blanc and on September 4th for Clairette.
Hand-picking with sorting in the vineyard and then in cellar.
Pneumatic pressing in whole bunches. Cold settling during one night at 10°C. Vinification in stainless steel tank.
40% Clairette - 30% Grenache blanc - 20% Viognier - 10% Bourboulenc
SOILS CHARACTERISTICS :
Sandy soil with round polished stones, located on the lieu-dit “Les Garrigues”.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES :
This wine presents a magnificent imperial yellow colour, a beautiful brilliant with topaz yellow reflects.
The nose is elegant and discreet, reminding us the wild flowerbeds. We can smell some notes of dry apricots, guava and fresh papaya. The mouth shows a beautiful freshness, but also pastry cream aromas, associated to the peppermint and to the lemon verbena.
This wine is bursting with an attractive finish on spicy and peppered notes.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING :
Prawns cooked on salt crust – Sbrinz (Swiss cheese) – Panfried Turbot cooked in oven.