The expression of Grenache blanc
© Domaine Roche-Audran
Vinification and ageing :
Grenache, the signature grape of the Southern Rhône, gives this cuvée its excellent minerality. The grapes are harvested by hand, and after pressing undergo seven to nine months of alcoholic fermentation in oak (225 litre barrels and 600 litre demi-muids) at a temperature of 15 degrees centigrade. This process ensures preservation of the aromas and the minerality of the terroir.The stirring of the lees after fermentation contributes to the body of the wine and enhances the natural flavour.
Only the best barrels are used to create César white.
Tasting notes 2016 vintage :
A pale yellow color with brillant green reflections.A first expressive nose of yellow and acidic fruits (lemon) and toasted and roasted notes. A very attractive minerality and notes of fennel for the second nose.In the initial palate, an ample wine with a beautiful impression of sweetness, then a very good balance between freshness, acidity and minerality.A beautiful long-lasting aromas of acidic fruits and toasty notes.
To be served at 12°C, with fishes, meats ans some cheese like comté.For drinking now and for 5 – 7 years.
Cuvée " CESAR" - White - COTES DU RHÔNE
Appellation : Côtes du Rhône
Terroir : BUISSON - Very complex soils, composed of clay and limestone earth covered by pebbles of marine and alluvial origin.
Blend : Grenache blanc, Viognier
Area, yield and age of vineyard : 2 hectares, 30 hl /ha, 20 - 30 years