Maison Les Alexandrins - Terrasses de l'Eridan
A remarkably fresh and deep wine, with typical Rhône characteristics, great with Mediterranean food and rockfish.
Recent alluvial deposits of calcareous origin with variations according to the river path, clayey limestone.
After the historically dry and hot summer, the wines give an impression of opulence, concentration and generosity. Ageing will allow the wines to soften and slowly find their balance.
Located on the fresh and light soils of Cairanne and Jonquières. The vineyard is situated between the rivers of Ouvèze and Aigues.
Crushing in pneumatic presses, fining of the must and refrigeration. Regulated fermentation in tanks. Aging in stainless steel vats for 6 months.
Very pretty pale yellow color with golden highlights. The nose is full of freshness, with notes of pear and quince underlined by a touch of citrus. On the palate, it has a nice balance that combines freshness and roundness, with notes of white fruit and a long aromatic finish.
With delicate or spicy (saffron) dishes, grilled fish, bouillabaisse.
Grenache blanc : 60 %
Viognier : 25 %
Marsanne : 15 %
Smooth and silky with ripe, clean apple fruit; generous, fresh and balanced, long and rich.
Blue Reviews , 91/100 , 2019-05-01
The 2017 Cotes du Rhone Blanc Maison les Alexandrins les Terrasses de l’Eridan is a négociant bottling comprised of 70% Grenache Blanc, 20% Viognier and 10% Marsanne and Clairette (combined). Partly aged in oak, it hints at toasted marshmallow and ripe melon, with notes of tangerine and apricot. It’s medium-bodied, with a plump, fleshy mouthfeel and a slightly oily presence on the finish.
Wine Advocate , 87/100 , 2018-12-28
Aged partially in oak barrels, this medium-bodied white blend offers easygoing apple and pear flavors accented by honeycomb and nuts. Fresh but moderate acidity lends lift to the midpalate. It's a savory rather than fruit-forward wine with a moderately long finish.
Wine Enthusiast , 87/100 , 2018-11-01