A 100% Roussanne which beckons the sun!
Voluptuous - Fruity
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Domaine Combe Blanche
The story of his life should read "teacher". But the call of the sun and the desire for something different were stronger than the rest, and Guy Vanlancker left rainy Belgium as soon as he had his diploma to establish his destiny in a superb vineyard in La Livinière, the first appellation village in the Languedoc (1999). Twelve hectares are under production, including eight in the AOC Minervois La Livinière and Minervois. His cellar, which lies right at the heart of the village, is surrounded by thick walls from old fortifications. With his son Ambroise, who now works with him, Guy Vanlancker has embarked upon an organic certification process for the vineyard (label expected for 2021).
Le Four à Chaux
Guy Vanlancker harvests by hand (sorting by plot) and carries the white grapes to the cellar in crates (which prevents the fruit being compressed and crushed). Here, they are poured directly into the wine press. This PGI (protected geographical indication) Pays d'Hérault is matured on lees in casks.
Strong yellow robe.
Discreet on the first nose, but fairly quickly opens out to reveal aromas of pear, stone fruit and honeysuckle.
Expressive and marked by the fruit, with hints of spices and hazelnut. Relative long, slightly acid finish.
Fish in sauce or chicken tagine. You will surprise your friends with this original white wine as an aperitif, as well.
|Domain||Domaine Combe Blanche|
|Cuvée||Le Four à Chaux|
|Appellation||IGP Pays d'Hérault|
|Dominant grape variety||Roussanne|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||5-6 years|