Domaine BELLEVUE LA FORET - Vin Blanc Sec - Version Or 2016
2015: 1 Etoile Guide HACHETTE 2017
IGP Comté Tolosan
50 % Roussanne
The Comté Tolosan, an Aquitaine vineyard, is located on the wide terraces between the Pyrenees and the Massif Central.
The presence of quartz in this poor and gravelly soil allows a good adaptation of the 2 great grape varieties: the Viognier and the Roussanne.
50% Viognier, 50% Roussanne.
The Viognier gives wines of a great finesse, very fragrant and fat. It is an ancient vine variety spread on all continents. It belongs to appellations like Condrieu and Côte Rôtie.
La Roussanne gives wines of excellent quality especially after 2 to 3 years of aging. This grape variety is part of the blend of appellations such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes-du-Rhône.
The viognier brings, among other things, a complexity of aromas of honeysuckle, apricot, grilled, honey and gingerbread, while roussanne often brings mineral and floral notes (peony, iris).
Both grape varieties are harvested during the morning and cool hours of the day. The grapes are totally scratched, lightly crushed and then pressed with a pneumatic press with a closed cage allowing a better extraction of the constituents of the grapes. The must is carefully protected from oxidation, it is cold-set and put into fermentation. This is slow (3 weeks) and takes place in a thermo-regulated tank made of stainless steel between 14 and 15 ° C.
At the end of the fermentation, the wine is stirred and stirred on fine lees for several months. It is then clarified and stabilized before bottling.
The dress is pale yellow, luminous, with silvery reflections.
Honeysuckle nose and slightly toasted flowers like acacia. Notes of white fruit (pear, peach).
In the mouth, the attack is powerful and ample. It is balanced and elegant. With a nice acidity, the finish is long, gourmet with a touch of minerality.
Storage for 3 years depending on storage conditions.
Ideal temperature of service: 10-12 ° C.
Scallops with ginger sauce, braised ham, veal blanquette, fresh goat cheese and truffle brie.
Box of 6 bottles 75cl