LE BLANC DE BLANCS
ORGANIC WINE 2022
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.
55% Semillon, 25% Ugni-Blanc, 24% Rolle.
Average age of the vines : 35 years old.
After a dry and mild winter, the budbreak started at the beginning of April. Our vines did not suﬀer from frost this year. There were no spring rains either. The ﬂowering began on May 20th. The summer was marked by strong heat and persistent drought. The ﬁrst bunches of Syrah grapes ripened on July 20. The harvest began on August 18 and ended on September 9. The harvest was of good quality despite some losses due to the lack of water.
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. As the wine breathes, a citrusy feeling comes along, reminding the exotic yuzu, as well as the cedrate. Some honey notes mix with zesty citrus, bringing up some subtle bitterness and lingering minerality on the ﬁnish. 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
COMPLEX AROMA OF PRESERVED LIME, STRAW AND JELLY-BABY. THE PALATE HAS EXCELLENT TEXTURE, WITH NOTES OF ANGELICA, LIME, SCRUB HERBS, VANILLA CREAM AND TOAST ON THE FINISH.
VERY GOOD INDEED.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2022