Chêne Bleu

Rhône, France

Aliot, Vin de Pays du Vaucluse — 2018

download facts sheet Download tasting notes where to buy
  • Introduction

    • 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 Profile

    • 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: 17 years old, north facing at 550m

      Soil: Limestone marl (clay and limestone) and very stony

      Pruning Method: Pruning method: Single cordon de Royat, 4 to 5 shoots per cordon

    • Appellation: IGP Vaucluse
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 65% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc, 5% Marsanne, a touch of Viognier
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 3.4 g/L
    • p H: 3.5
    • RS: 0.5 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 8-10 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Bright and clear golden yellow

      Nose: Rich and complex with notes of toasted honey, brioche and pear with hints of candied lemon

      Palate: Fresh and refined, mineral and smooth with yellow fruit flavors enhanced by lemon zest notes

      Finish: Long and 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.



  • Aliot, Vin de Pays du Vaucluse — 2018 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    "A late-release wine that benefits from bottle age. Seductive and impressively complex, with savory character from chamomile, truffle and warm earth flavors accented by lime oil, honeycomb, spiced apple and pastry crust elements. Builds in concentration and tension with time in the glass. A truly stunning wine in its prime now."