Cèdre Blanc 2011
Area of production : Indication Géographique Protégée du Lot
Soil and climate : The vines of Château du Cèdre root in two different types of soil: The terroirs, composed of stony clay and limestone, give straight wines with fine tannins, whereas more powerful and dense wines derive from soils composed of clay, sand and rich in pebbles.
Grape varieties : 100 % Viognier
Climate conditions : The 2011 vintage was very contrasted, with a very sunny Spring, almost blistering, and a rainy Summer, which slowed down the impressive headstart in the vine's ripeness.
Type of winemaking : Fermentation in slightly charred 500 litre oak barrels. 50% of the barrels are renewed every year. Fermentation temperature between 18° and 20° C. The wine is aged for 9 months on fine lees and is moderately filtered before bottling.
Tasting notes :
A very characteristic nose with aromas of apricot and violet. The mouth is
well balanced and elegant, showing a long final with a lot of fruit and
Stored correctly (at 10/15°C and with an air moisture level of at least 70%), we guarantee the quality of this cuvée for the next 8 years.
Food recommandation : Enjoy by itself as an aperitif or pair with fish dishes (terrine, scallop carpaccio), goat's cheese...