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CLARENDON White 75CL 2010

22,00

Grape varieties : l OO % Rolle
Soil : Clay and limestone
Harvesting date : 30 september 20 10
Alcoholic content :  13,5°
pH acidity : 3,42 / 3,35
Total production : 16,000 bottles

Prices:

bottle :  22,00€

bottle case of 6 bottles:  20,00€

150cl : 42,00€


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

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Product Description

CLARENDON White 2010 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 2011.“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 winter and spring. Torrential rain on 15 June, rest of the summer hot ; some rain in August and on 7 September prior to the start of harvesting. 
  • 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).