Vin de France Grand Guilhem Blanc
Photo Pascal Huit
Average annual production: 1400 bottles
Vin de France Grand Guilhem Blanc 2016 : 14.00 € per bottle, including French tax, at the property (available June 2017)
*** Guide Carité, 87/100 Gilbert & Gaillard, ** Guide Solar, Régal, ** 1001 Dégustations, *** Quelle Santé.
By hand labour into small crates, cagettes
Soil and environment (“Terroir”) :
Clay / shale
Steep slopes (mountain Fitou )
Mediterranean climate : very dry air , medium annual temperature of 15°C, 339 days of sunshine each year.
Grape varieties (“Cépages”) :
80% Maccabeu (fruity, fresh, floral perfume, lively)
20% White Grenache (smooth, delicate)
Average yield :
Method of wine production (“Vinification”) :
Pressed under pneumatic press.
70% steel vat, 30% barrel
Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 16°C maximum
Maturation (“Elevage”) :
Stainless steel vats
Taste (“Dégustation”) :
Color : Yellow-green, a little straw coloured
Nose : Floral aroma
Palate : Dry. Finally very aromatic
A wine to drink when young – in the two years following the harvest
Temperature to serve :
Between 7 and 8°C
A wine to go with the following food :
Shell fish, fish and strong cheeses (“langres, époisses, munster, gapperon”)
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