Rimauresq Cru Classé Blanc, Côtes de Provence (6 Bottle Case)

France

 

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Supremely elegant white Cru Classé.

The exceptional terroir of this renowned estate is recognised through its Cru Classé status and results in wines of elegance and complexity with long-term cellaring potential. The estate encompasses 57 hectares of prime vineyards with an average vine age of 40 years. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 140 - 190 metres, situated on the harsh mineral soils at the foothills of the Maures Massif.The vines benefit from the Mistral winds, but are protected by the sheltering effects of the mountain from the harsh Mediterranean sun. It is this shade that allows a longer ripening period and better fruit development in the crucial weeks prior to harvest. Only organic fertilisers are used. The terroir itself is of crystalline rock with sand and gravelly soil. It is this diversity that allows Rimauresq to excel in all three colours of wine. Replacement planting is ensuring an increased vine density of up to 5,000 vines per hectare in an ongoing drive to improve quality.A combination of mechanical and manual fruit harvesting is carried out during the early morning to benefit from the cool nighttime temperatures. Bunches are then crushed and de-stemmed at the modern and gravity-fed winery before the grapes undergo cold maceration on their skins for several hours prior to fermentation at a low temperature. Grapes are pressed and the free run juice separated prior to fermentation at a low temperature for two to three weeks. After fermentation, the wine is left on its lees for three weeks with regular 'batonnage', improving the aromas. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation so as to preserve its acidity.

An elegant and poised wine made from Vermentino, known locally as Rolle. Delicate, mineral, elegant and floral with a refreshing lemony/lime acidity on the palate. Rounded and full with a delicious textural element and a long soft creamy finish. This is a very polished and complex white with real class, length and weight.

Great paired with seafood, spicy thai dishes, tempura.

Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.

Country: France
Region: Provence
Grapes: Rolle 100%
ABV: 13%
Bottle Size: 6 x 75cl
Vintage: 2019
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Awards: 2016 Vintage Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Trophy
2015 Vintage Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 Silver

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