Le Blanc du Château de Pibarnon 2009
- 45% CLAIRETTE (finesse and elegance). - 30% BOURBOULENC (freshness and liveliness) - 25 % LOCAL GRAPE VARIETIES (Roussane & Viognier, for the complexity of the bouquet)
Located on cooler north-facing slopes, the white grapes are planted on a very interesting soil consisted of BLUE MARL from the SANTONIAN geological period, the same soil as Petrus or Chateau-Chalon. Altitude 900 ft.
Traditional method. Fermented at a low temperature, slowly, during 25 days. No wood, aging 6 months in tank.
As complex as refined, the 2009 seduces immediately with its remarkable bouquet of fruit and white flowers, which prolongs on floral notes like verbena and anise. The mouth presents a texture resolutely worthy of great gastronomy particularly lively and fleshy (Bourboulenc), it is also fine and delicate (Clairette). A pure and precise wine.
A great vintage in the south of France. Rainfall during the winter and spring, slightly higher than what we had in the last five years, has been particularly beneficial to the balance of the plant. A mild spring which preceded a beautiful hot and dry summer. Temperatures began to decline gradually from mid-August. Consequently, slower ripening of the fruit has helped to preserve the maximum of freshness and purity in the wine.
Hand picked grapes, with a small team of pickers. Grape bunch selection is made in the vineyard.
Less than 30 Hl/ha.