LE BLANC DE BLANCS
ORGANIC WINE 2018
AOC Côtes de Provence.
The coastal land of Château Barbeyrolles is located in the Maures hills area, on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez. All twelve hectares have shaley soils dating back to the Paleozoïc era.
51% Sémillon, 49% Rolle.
Average age of the vines : 35 years old.
Underneath its pale golden color with yellow-lemon hues, the nose shows a clean, fine character. The flavors are sweet, inviting, such as the ripe pear notes. Some aniseed and tarragon hints complete the harmony, bringing freshness. As the wine breathes, a citrusy feeling comes along, reminding the exotic yuzu, as well as the cedrate.
The mouthfeel is silky, the sweet perfumes are typical for the 2015 vintage. Some honey notes mix with zesty citrus, bringing up some subtle bitterness and lingering minerality on the finish. This slightly smoky, savory aftertaste could remind some volcanic terroirs, without having their lively footprint.
Enjoy it now, served with a John Dory filet, sorrel and citrus foamy sabayon. If cellared for 4-5 years on, one can taste it with some guinea fowl breast, roasted with herbs butter under the skin.