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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Les Vignerons du Castelas

Côtes du Rhône blanc

Rhône :: France

http://www.vignerons-castelas.com/fr

Estate::

The Co-op was formed in 1956 by a handful of winemakers keen to pool their efforts. Today it comprises fifty different winemakers. To minimize their impact on the land, the winemakers strive to pursue a “lutte raisonnée” form of viticulture .
The winery is located on the right banks of the Rhône, between the Pont d’Avignon and Pont du Gard in Rochefort du Gard. The name of the winery comes from a Romanesque chapel of the XI century, perched atop the village.
Together the growers cultivate 500 hectares of vines with the majority in the Côtes du Rhône appellation.

Grape varieties::

White Grenache 50%, Roussanne 30%, Clairette 20%

Vinification::

Harvest is made early in the morning. Grapes are completely destemmed.
After direct pressing, fermentation is started at low temperature
(around 18 °C) for 3 weeks.

ageing::

Ageing on the lees between 6 and 8 months.

appearance::

Bright gold.

nose::

Bouquet of ripe peaches and grapefruit.

taste::

Crisp with zesty citrus notes. Well balanced with a pleasant freshness and length.

Food pairing::

Very versatile, pair with Seafood, sushi, cheese, Asian food or as an aperitif.

Closure::

Cork Composite

Ratings::

90 Wine Enthusiast and Best Buy

 

% alc./vol. ::

13.0