Country: France Region: Rhone Vintage: 2021
Category: White Wine Color: White
Appelation Controlee - Grignan Les Adhémar
Grape Variety: Roussanne
Producer: Domaine de Montine
The Roussanne comes from the Montélimar area. It’s a noble varietal which produces high quality and complex delicate wines. Pure, she offers a wine of an undeniable finesse. This is why we challenged ourselves into producing the Égerie cuvee.
Two terroirs perfectly combine in this cuvee : - the first, on a limestone subsoil plateau, covered by rolled pebble stones from the Rhône’s tributary. A draining soil, providing coolness and minerality to the wine.
- the second, on the Rhône’s screes, is denser, which gives a richness and volume to the wine.
WINE GROWING PROCESS :
The provision in organic fertilizer is strictly reserved to the plot of land concerned, and is done in a respectful ground/plant harmony. Tillage and grass covering are done one row out of two. Manual work on growing vines. High trellising (3 or 4 wires). Green harvest and leaf thinning depending on the vintage. HVE (High Environmental Value Certification)
We practice night harvest.
WINEMAKING PROCESS :
A slight skin maceration (4 hours). Cold-and soft pressing, natural cold release, thermo-controlled fermentation (<18°C), no malolactic fermentation. 3 to 6 months of maturation on fine lees in new wooden barrels(228l) for 50% of this cuvee. Weekly stirring.
MATCHING FOOD AND WINE :
This Roussanne requires noble and sophisticated products such as freshwater fishes in cream (pike perch, arctic char...). Truffle dishes will perfectly fit with this wine (ravioli's, omelette, eggs...).
Its powerful flavour also allows for bolder pairings with soft spices (curry) or coconut milk-based dishes.
Before dinner, it will liven up the taste buds of all your guests!
WINE AGING POTENTIAL :
Very interesting while young, but will benefit from aging over a few years. (5 years)
The Égérie wine offers a sophisticated and pure nose from the opening scents. The finesse of the hawthorn’s and honeysuckle’s aroma is completed by a much exotic touch on the second scent – honey, brioche – and a smoky side to complicate the bouquet.
On the mouth, the wine is elegant, both remarkably fine and strong of character. Purity of the fruit, aromatic finesse...
A dreamy wine...