A very unique wine made from the rare carignan blanc and from roussanne. It is fat and luscious with great acidity and minerality. One of the most complex whites from Languedoc!
|Winery||Domaine Le Conte des Floris|
|Varietal(s)||Carignan blanc (50%), Roussane (50%)|
|Inventory||Very Low Stock (11)|
Powerful nose of grilled sesame. Great intensity, rich and powerful palate balanced with an incredible acidity and minerality. The finish is very long and complex.
Noble fish with a cream sauce, scallops with white pepper, tuna tartar with olive oil, sweetbreads with mushrooms, hard cheese (Cantal).
Organic farming. Gobelet pruning. Hand harvest.
Cold settling of the juice. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in barrels. Aged for 12 months in barrels (new for roussanne) then 3 months in tank.
Le Conte Des Floris is a small estate of 7,5 hectares created in 2000. There is 5.3 hectares in red and 2.2 in white mainly carignan blanc. Any chemistry are used on the vines and in the cellar the sulfur and yeast are used in moderation. They want the terroir to express itself as naturally as possible and step in as less as possible.
Daniel et Catherine Le Conte Des Floris :
After a first career as a professor of computational science and four years at the French magazine "La Revue du Vin de France" (RVF) where Daniel worked as assistant chief editor, this wine aficionado realized his dream in 2000 by settling down in Pézenas after a training period in Beaune (Bourgogne). Catherine was working in public relations industry in Paris, and drop everything to join him fully into this journey.
The unknown Carignan Blanc
The carignan blanc is a mutation of the carignan noir born after the phylloxera crisis when some winemaker wanted to reproduce the carignan noir. The carignan blanc’s berry is round small and has a thick skin. The wines produced are complex with vanilla, yellow fruits, white flowers, apple and exotic fruits aromas. Those wines can age between 5 to 15 years!