Les Terres Blanches - AOP Les Baux de Provence - rose - 2019 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“Pale candy pink with gold reflection. Clear appearance with very small bubbles suspended. It’s a young wine with a pleasant and intense nose. We smell exotic notes as grapefruit and passion fruit. These notes are increased by swirling and quickly wine will let appear buttery and almond notes. Palate has a frank start although sophisticated. In mouth, first aromas are similar to the nose but quicly change and are close to apricots, mirabelle plum and sweet. Long finish. This complex and harmoneous wine fulfill perfectly its refreshing fonction.” Domaine des Terres Blanches
On the Northern side of the Alpilles, in a wild terroir with soils just as white as chalk, the antic Via Aurelia runs alongside the Domaine des Terres Blanches.
In 1968 Noël Michelin purchases the estate, which is made of only 25 acres of vineyards. From the start, he chooses farming methods that preserve nature: hand harvest and organic farming.
After that Noël Michelin works hard to grow the vineyard up to 98 acres and builds a vinification cellar in 1973. Largely recognized by his peers, he is elected president of the Baux de Provence winegrowers syndicate and creates the wine that will be the reference for the creation of the AOP Baux de Provence: Aurélia.
In 2012, the estate is purchased by an Alsatian family, then by Christian Latouche who already owns domaine de la Vallongue on the opposite side of the Alpilles. Nowadays Terres Blanches is one if the most renowned wines of Provence, showing on some of the world’s most prestigious chefs’ tables.
Grape varieties: Black Grenache, Cinsault, Counoise, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Rolle, White Ugni.
Soils: Clay / silt / limestone
Vinification: Pressing of crushed grapes. low-temperature Filtration. Natural alcoholic fermentation (around 17-18°C) in stainless-steel vats. Racking at the end of fermentation.
Food pairing: pre-dinner drink / mediterannean food (gaspacho, salad, etc..) / Tomato salad with mozarella di buffala cheese