It tastes closer to a fruity, mineral Northern Rhone valley wine than a Languedoc. Very persistent. One of the best whites from Languedoc!
|Appellation||Coteaux du Languedoc|
|Winery||Domaine Le Conte des Floris|
|Varietal(s)||Carignan blanc (95%), Roussane/Terret bourret/Marsanne|
|Inventory||In Stock (90)|
Scented with white flowers and quince; vibrant and shimmering wine thanks to mineral impingement by way of salt, crushed stone, peat, and quinine. Silken in texture and persistently refreshing.
Noble fish with a cream sauce, 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 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!