A wine with bright acidity. It stays nicely balanced between fruit maturity and freshness and will be versatile on the dinner table.
The 2012 Saint Chinian Blanc is comprised of 35% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne and the balance Bourboulenc, Viognier and Clairette. Spending 10-12 months in tank and neutral barrels, it offers beautiful, flora, melon, mineral and lemon curd-styled aromas and flavors to go with a medium-bodied, pure and elegant profile on the palate. Showing bright acidity, it stays nicely balanced and will be versatile on the dinner table. Enjoy it over the coming couple of years.
35% Grenache, 20% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne, 15% Bourboulenc and 10% Viognier
|Appellation||St Chinian blanc|
|Other||No SO2, Organic|
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Grilled fish, hard cheese.
A very aromatic wine, with fennel, melon and toasted notes. The palate is very fresh, pure and elegant. The wine ends with a touch of saltiness.
Fermented and aged for 12 months in demi-muids (60%), both in a new Austrian and in an older french, and in tank (40%).
Gobelet pruning. Hand harvest.
|Grapes||Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier|
Isabelle Champart and her husband Matthieu arrived in St. Chinian in 1976, from the north of France. Their estate began as a run-down house surrounded by 8 ha. They slowly developed their vineyards, and until 1988 they sent their grapes to the coop. Altogether they now have sixteen hectares. They bottle some of the most nuanced, pure, and delicious wines in the Languedoc. The Champarts’ often steep chalk-clay hillsides that favor Mourvedre and their nearly 300m-high rocky plateau with its walled-in Syrah and Carignan conduce to blends of unusually elegant interplay between fruit, animal, and mineral elements.