Aliot, Vin de Pays du Vaucluse — 2017
Our flagship Roussanne-based White, named after Aliot de Montvin, nobleman who in 1427 built a glassblowing workshop on the property. A very structured wine intended to show remarkable aromatic complexity, texture and aging potential.
Vineyard Management: Certified Organic wines (Ecocert). No synthetic treatments, to ensure health of vines and soil. Certified Bee Friendly and HVE 3 sustainable viticulture (highest tier).
Vines: 16 years old, north facing at 550m
Soil: Argilo-calcaire (clay and limestone) and very stony
Pruning Method: Pruning method: Single cordon de Royat, 4 shoots per cordon
- Appellation: IGP Vaucluse
- Varietal Composition: 55% Roussanne, 38% Grenache Blanc, 5% Clairette, 2% Rolle
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- TA: 3.1 g/L
- p H: 3.5
- RS: 10.5 g/L
- Optimum Drinking: 5-6 years
Appearance: An attractive golden yellow, bright and clear with lime tints.
Nose: Rich and complex aromas with notes of toasted vanilla, rich ripe white fruits and a touch of hazelnut and brioche.
Palate: Lovely rich and fresh primary flavours linger, supported by a natural acidity which extends the finish. The palate mirrors the nose with buttery notes, white fruits and a saline minerality.
- Serving Suggestions: A burgundy-style white to pair with salmon or poultry in cream sauce, pâté and hard-to-pair dishes like artichoke, asparagus, salty cheeses. Serve lightly chilled at 14°C.