Rhône Valley - Duché d'Uzès
Appearance: bright, golden yellow
Nose: intense, releasing apricot aromas with subtle notes of tropical fruit.
Palate: Well balanced on the palate. Powerful on entry offering up notes of ripe fruit. The wine’s smoothness (fat) combines perfectly with its freshness (acidity), showing lovely harmony on the palate, with a hint of iodine on the finish.
Sommelier's advice: Casual meal: antipasti. For fine dining: red mullet with citrus butter.
Grape variety/varieties: Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussane, Marsanne
Harvest: Harvesting is carried out at night, by machine, to prevent oxydation and preserve the grapes’ aromatic properties.
Soil: The soil is clay-limestone
Vinification: Total destemming followed by a light, cold maceration on the skins and a gentle pressing. Cold static settling. Low temperature alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats. The wine is protected from oxygen to preserve its aromatic potential.
Ageing: 5 months on fine lees
Alcohol content: 13.5