The wine has a beautiful golden color.
The aromas are rich and exotic with mango, almonds, toast, lemon, pineapple white flowers and papaye. These aromas will develop to honey, butter and pear after ageing for a few years.
The finish is long, citrusy and toasty.
|Vintage:||2015||Grape Varietals:||50% Clairette, 30% Roussanne and 20% Viognier||ABV:||14%|
|Aging:||Barrel fermented and aged for 12 months in 228-liter French Oak Barrels|
Terroir: Slopes of sandy soil or grey limestone.
Yield: 25 -30 hl/ha
Age of the vines: 70 years old minimum. The oldest are around 90 years old.
The grapes are pressed pneumatically after a few hours contact with the skins.The must is kept at 20°c during the alcoholic fermentation to optimise the aromas and respect the wine’s suppleness.
Barrel fermented an aged in 228-liter French Oak barrel for 12 months with regular stirrings of the lees.
MaloLactic Fermentation also in barrel.
Enjoy this wine with rich dish, river fish or poultry cooking in creamy sauce. Delicious with a mushroom risotto.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F1EE132014WBS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 02178 9||1 07 84585 02178 6||$35.00|
"Limpid yellow. Intensely perfumed, mineral-laced aromas of fresh and dried pit fruits, jasmine and honey carry strong iodine and anise overtones. Smoky minerality adds lift and cut to ripe orchard and pit fruit flavors, and a touch of lemon zest lends a refreshingly bitter edge. Gains flesh with air and finishes with impressively persistent orange and nectarine flavors and a strong echo of dusty minerals. There's something Burgundian going on here that I find extremely appealing.- Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2018), 92 pts
"Wafts of vanilla, spice and toast accent ripe but slightly muted yellow peach and tangerine flavors in this oak-aged wine. Made predominantly from Clairette and smaller proportions of Roussanne and Viogner, it's full bodied and richly styled. It appeals to lovers of lavishly oaked wines but maintains balance and elegance. Enjoy now–2023. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (March 2019), 91 pts
"White flowers, lavender, buttered citrus and hints of barrique emerge from the 2016 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes Blanc, which medium-bodied, textured, and has building richness. A blend of 70% Clairette, 20% Roussanne, and 10% Viognier, it's a white for the table that should keep for 2-4 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (September 2018), 91 pts
"The estate makes a single white and the 2015 Vacqueyras Blanc Vieilles Vignes is certainly noteworthy. Notes of apple blossom, citrus, white flowers and hints of minerality all emerge from this medium-bodied, rounded, impeccably balanced beauty that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 2-4 years. This cuvée is a blend of 50% Clairette (from 50-year-old vines), 30% Roussanne and the balance Viognier, aged 11 months in barrel, 35% being new."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2017), 91 pts