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.