M. Chapoutier (France) Cote Luberon 2009 La Ciboise White



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Winery/Brand: M. Chapoutier (France)


Colour: Pale, with green and yellow tints.
Nose: Aromas of white blossom, lemons and exotic fruits.
Palate: Good balance between the freshness and roundness, with a great length. To serve at 10/12°C .
Ageing: 3+ years
Food: Seafood. Soft cheeses.



The Story

Soil: Scree (talus) on clay based sand at the foot of the Luberon mountain range.
Harvesting: Grapes are harvested at maturity.
Vinification: After pressing, the must is cold-settled for 24 hours. Then, fermentation is performed for 3 weeks, between 14 to 18°C, to develop flavors.
Maturing: The wine is aged on fine lees in vats without malolactic fermentation.

'...M.Chapoutier is the maker of "my wines". I get to say things like that now. Quite simple, these are two of most enjoyable wines I've put in my gob all year...] It has a lovely perfume, it's juicy with a suggestion of apricot and baked apple but it's not too forward. It has a nice acidity, and will match a host of different foods.'. » Ben Knight, Melbourne Weekly

The Specs

GrapesWhite Grenache
PackagingGlass Bottle