La Bastide aux Oliviers (White)
AOC Languedoc White

Technical description


-  Name : La Bastide aux Oliviers.
-  Appellation : AOC Languedoc
-  Vintage : 2010.
-  Colour : white.

Grape varieties


-  Grenache : 55%.
-  Clairette : 20 %
-  Roussane : 10%
-  Viognier : 10%
-  Vermentino : 5%

Soil

Blend of grapes from two neighbouring, but quite distinct, regions. The first region is the north of Saint André de Sangonis, which is composed of cryoclastic limestone gravel in a sandy clay soil. The other region is south of Saint André de Sangonis, which is composed of a mixture of sand and pebbles established by Herault's river. Both qualitative soils are poor with good drainage.

Methods of culture

We use sustainable winegrowing practices with the help of technical advisers. We do not use any fertilizers or herbicides. We produce compost that we spread in winter and we plough the soil between the vines using a mechanical device. One out of every two rows in the vineyard is grassed over. More information here.

Yield

40 hectos hectare.

Alcohol

13°.

Number of bottles

3800 in 75 cl.

Handpicking

picked by hand and sorted vine by vine. Grapes are picked at optimum ripeness after tasting the berries.

Vinification

the grapes are pressed immediately then the juice is cold-settled for 48 hours. Fermentation is kick-started and temperature-controlled. The alcoholic fermentation is done slowly in stainless steel tanks and the wine left on its fine lees, with temperature-control and aeration throughout fermentation.

Ageing

On the fine lees in stainless steel tank with stirring every week for 2 months.

Date of bottling

February 2011 using Nomacorc

Tasting


-  Appearance : light yellow colour with transparent green hues, bright and crystal clear.
-  Nose : grapey white peach nose and floral jasmines notes
-  Taste : the palate is well balanced, both supple and fat yet underlined by a fresh crisp side. .There are lingering floral fruity flavours

You should serve this wine at 12 °C.

Dishes that go particularly well with this wine : grilled fish or with a sauce. Our Bastide white 2010 can also be perfect with meat or a matured goats' cheese.