Maison Les Alexandrins Le Cabanon Blanc - 2021
A wine with immediate pleasure, which will be the perfect companion for aperitifs embellished with seafood based appetizers.
The wine comes from vineyards located in altitude mainly on the slopes of Ardèche but also in the plain of Drôme near the village of Allex.
2021 was a winemaker vintage and required great responsiveness to very variable weather, comforting us in the pursuit of our good work in the vineyard. Winter was mild, followed by spring frosts before a dry mid-spring and then a cool summer with record rainfall. By stripping the leaves at the beginning of July, our grapes remained healthy. The harvest started in good conditions with the whites on September 13th in Brézème (-80% harvest due to frost), followed by Crozes-Hermitage and Condrieu. The summer conditions preserved a rare balance in our region. The Marsanne and Roussanne reveal freshness, minerality and precision, the Viogniers aromas of fresh fruit and a mouth full of finesse. For the reds, the lowland vineyards are full of indulgence with floral aromas and soft tannins. Finally, the granite terroirs reveal notes of pepper and spices and a rich palate.
The harvest takes place early in the morning to preserve the freshness of the berries. Viognier has a thick skin which makes it difficult to extract its aromatics, for this, a long pressing at low temperature is carried out. The must is then fermented at low temperature (20 ° C) and is aged in stainless steel vats to preserve the freshness and fruitiness of the wine.
Superb bright colour with golden undertones. This particularly fresh vintage allows Viognier to offer its rich aromatic bouquet with exotic notes. The nose shows a magnificent bouquet of aromas of white peaches and citrus fruit. On the palate, it shows balance and freshness, thanks to a beautiful acidity. A very seductive wine, to be tasted in its youth.
To drink in its youth, within 2 years. Serve chilled at 12 ° C.
Viognier : 100 %