The White
of Château de Pibarnon

Le Blanc du Château de Pibarnon 2011

Grape variety

- 45% CLAIRETTE (finesse and elegance). - 30% BOURBOULENC (freshness and liveliness) - 25 % LOCAL GRAPE VARIETIES (Roussane & Viognier, for the complexity of the bouquet)

Terroir

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.

Winemaking

Traditional method. Fermented at a low temperature, slowly, during 25 days. No wood, aging 6 months in tank.

Tasting

As complex as refined, the 2011 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.

Vintage

A great vintage in the south of France. The rainfall during the winter and spring, slightly higher in the last two years, has been particularly beneficial to the balance of the plant. A mild spring preceded a windy and dry summer, preserving a beautiful state of the crop. We could preserve maximum freshness and purity in the wine.

Harvest

Hand picked grapes, with a small team of pickers. Grape bunch selection is made in the vineyard.

Yield

Less than 30 Hl/ha.

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