Les Terres Blanches - AOP Les Baux de Provence - white - 2019 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“The color is light lemon yellow with light green reflections of medium intensity. The nose is pleasant and intense. We perceive dominant fresh, fruity notes, citrus fruits, lime, white fruits, peach, spices, ginger. The nose reflects a good degree of maturity of the grapes. Notes of fruits, citrus, lemon, white peach, spices, ginger. There is a hint of varietal bitterness. The finish has a good length, 6-7 caudalies. The balance of this wine is nervous, incisive, endowed with a range of fresh aromas.” 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: 36% Rolle, 16% Grenache Blanc, 7% Clairette, 10% Marsanne, 14% Ugni blanc, 17% Roussane