An original blend of Roussanne (85%), Vermentino (15%). Separate wine-making, blending before bottling operations.
Brilliant light color.
Expressive on the nose, aromas dominated with orange blossom and lemon notes.
Fresh and complex on the palate, with citrus acidulous notes, a pleasant length.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||85 Roussanne, 15% Vermentino||ABV:||13.5%|
Grapes are very carefully protected against any oxidization, as soon as picked up and during the carriage into the cellar. Night harvesting, when the temperature is the lowest. Complete destalking, direct pressing into CO2 atmosphere. Stalling for 24 hours, and immediate racking at 8°C : the clearest juices only are selected. Fermenting process set off with selected yeasts addition, in stainless steel tanks, under heat monitoring, during 30 to 40 days.
Maturing on fine lees, all winter long, with regular stirring of the lees. Fining and bottling.
A great accompaniment to seafood, shellfish and grilled fish. Serve chilled.
|Item number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F1EE422004WBS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 02292 2||1 07 84585 02292 9||$12.99|
"Mostly Roussanne (there’s just 15% Vermentino), the 2017 Roussanne-Vermentino is a fresh, vibrant white that over-delivers at the price, giving up lots of citrus, lemon, and minty notes in a medium-bodied package. It has a touch of minerality, fleshes out nicely with time in the glass, and is an outstanding white to enjoy over the coming year or two."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 90 pts
"The blend is 85-15 in favor of Roussanne, so it's no surprise that that variety's pear and pineapple fruit dominates the 2017 Pays d'Oc Roussanne Vermentino. It's medium-bodied and honeyed without being heavy, rich or cloying, and it represents a terrific value. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Interim end of September, September 2018), 88 pts