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Very pale yellow in colour. Primary aromas are evocative of broom flowers with a touch of oak that adds a slight smokiness to these floral aromas. Then superb minerality uplifts an aromatic palette that ranges from white blossom to stone fruit such as vine peaches or apricots….
The blend of four grape varieties gives complexity and fine balance to the palate, with notes of blossom and underwood reappearing on the lingering finish, and a surprising freshness that augurs great ageing potential for this wine.

Technical sheet

Appellation

Saint Chinian

Vintage

2016

Varieties

White Grenache 40%, Roussanne 30%, Vermentino 20%, Viognier 10%

Production

30 HL / Ha

Alcohol

13.5 % alc./vol

Terroir

The terroir of Saint-Chinian is better known for its red wines than its whites. But this apparently rocky, arid terroir is in fact extremely varied. The altitude, freshness and depth of certain soils is perfectly adapted to the production of great white wines.
Soil type : Limestone clay

Vinification

Destemming, direct pressing, and static settling are followed by temperature-controlled fermentation at 16°C for 15 days. Racking takes place 10 days after the end of alcoholic fermentation. Matured at 10°C with no addition of sulphites until the spring. No malolactic fermentation.

Ageing

20 % is matured in new barrels for 10 months, the remainder in concrete vats in fine lees.

Recognition and awards

  • bettane+desseauve 2020 14,5/20

Press

  • Saint-Chinian Blanc 2016 - HARPERS (october 2019) - 10/2019
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Geographical location

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