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Clarendon White 75cl 2011

37,00

Grape varieties : 100 % Rolle
Soil :
 Clay and limestone
Harvesting date : September 27th to October1st 2011
Alcoholic content : 14% vol
pH acidity : 3,42 / 3,35
Total production : 18.000 bottles

Prices:

bottle :  37,00€

bottle case of 6 bottles: /

150cl : 62,00€

 


Prices including V.A.T. in €uros - EX ESTATE as of 1st March 2018

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Product Description

CLARENDON WHITE 2011 vintage COTES DE PROVENCE AOC

The crushed destemmed grapes were pressed directly, without maceration.

Delicate pressing extracted the fruit, the full-bodied structure. Once freed of its deposits, the must fermented in a metal vat a maximum temperature of 16°C for 4 weeks. Bottled in spring 2012.

“Clarendon” was the pseudonym of Bernard Gavoty, a famous French music critic writing in the Figaro newspaper. “This outstanding property produces one of the best white wines made in province,… made from little-known grapes such as Rolle,… has excellent flavor depth and is fresh ,lively and altogether a joy to drink.” R.PARKER (Wine Buyer’s Guide 1989-1990).

“The blanc has an attractive lemony, floral bouquet, well proportioned, fleshy flavors, excellent freshness and acidity, and seems like the perfect foil for grilled seafood and fowl”. R.PARKER (Wine Advocate).

  • Climatic conditions: rainy spring .Dry summer, cool July, August hot, even warmer end of summer (early September)
  • Tasting: Rolle variety keeps a nice faint colour with green glints; with its scent of fruits (pineapple, grapefruit) when young. One can smell also more complex nuances, such as riper fruits, and pine needles after 2 years.
  • Food matches: its lively character means that initially it goes well with grilled fish; but its soft fullness and volume also make it a perfect match for monkfish stew with citrus fruits. Subsequently it can accompany fish in sauces or poultry in cream sauce when its liveliness has died down giving way to a more creamy texture and more complex aromas ( e.g. : vintages from 1995 to 1998, 2007 – 2008).