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Domaine Rouge-Bleu, Méditerranée Dentelle Blanc

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Producer: Domaine Rouge-Bleu
Category: Wine - Still - White
Grapes: Vermentino, Marsanne, Clairette, Roussanne, Viognier, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Gros Manseng, Chenin Blanc, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Rhône Valley, France
Subregion: Southern Rhône
Appellation: Méditerranée
Features: Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable

 

Notes
Color: Straw, clear and bright.

Nose: Citrus, honeysuckle and summer stone fruit.

Palate: Aromatic notes of apricot with tropical hints. Crisp acidity with stone fruit flavours filling the mid palate. A soft, well balanced finish

Dentelle white is a blend of 13 local grape varietals. Aromatic notes of apricot with tropical hints. Crisp acidity with stone fruit flavours filling the mid palate. A soft, well balanced finish. A wonderful aperitif, this white wine is delicious either with food or on its own.

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCER
The great feature of our vineyards is the age of the vines which, coupled with the terroir, holds the potential to create wines of superb quality.

In order to magnify this potential, we work to develop the deep roots of our vines which allows them to reach water and mineral complexity in the soil, which is in turn transmitted to the grapes. To do this, we are guided by the principles of biodynamics that promote soil microbial life and we banish pesticides, herbicides and systemic products. Only copper and sulfur are used along with natural preparations.

We believe that when the vine is more deeply rooted, it is able to defend itself against disease and has less need for human intervention. We also believe in the good effects of wild yeasts brought by insects. It is these yeasts, native to our microenvironment, that will ferment our wines, contributing to the expression of terroir.

Grenache reigns here, followed by the Carignan grape variety that has the ability to produce higher acidity and complex flavours when vigour is controlled. A bit of Syrah, and a zest of Mourvedre and a dash of Roussanne (co-planted with our precious 80-year old Grenache) complete the family.

In the cellar, we strive to continue this principle of life. Using traditional porous concrete tanks and barrels of already 3 – 4 years of age permits our wine to breathe without being overwhelmed by oak toast flavours. We vinify without destemming, the mature stems bringing many natural components to our wines, especially acidity which, here in the south of France, is always appreciated.