Bel Ami, le blanc

Châteauneuf du Pape

Grape Composition

40% Grenache, 30% Roussane, 30% Clairette

Vinification

Stainless Steel tank

Destemmed or not

100% stems removed

Fermentation

12 days

Vineyard

Croix du Bois, old vine selection

Yeast

Natural

Aging

Stainless Steel tank

Soil Composition

Round pebbles on the surface. Clay underneath

Exposition

South East facing

Vine Age

40 years old

Density

2500 vines per HA

Harvest type

Hand Picked (A.O.C Obligation)

Malolactic – yes/no

yes

Residual sugar

Less than 2 grams per litre

Alcohol percentage

13.5%

Tasting notes

Lichi, peach, citrus and white floral notes, the mouth is fresh and crispy, a slight saltiness lingers on the palate. The grapes are picked early on in the harvest to ensure nice, bright acidity

Food pairing

This wine is wonderful with seafood, freshly shucked oysters served with lemon and lime wedges, pan seared scallops served with a mango and chilli salsa, garlic prawn linguini, or Boston’s famous Lobster Hamburgers. This wine also marries well with fresh goats cheese

Cellaring

10 to 15 years (Nutty, honey, toasty aromas develop over time)

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