ALIOT

Perfumed and powerful.  Our rich, oak-aged White Grenache blend is named after Aliot de Montvin, the glassblower who purchased the property in 1427 and changed its name to La Verrière.  The high altitude and protracted ripening season led us to consider planting whites, despite our southern latitude.  Many people discouraged us, but fortunately we followed our judgment, and today our flagship white is already winning awards on its first vintage.  The rich fruit concentration and freshness take oak well so we decided to make a vin-de-garde.

Chene Bleu Aliot

TASTING NOTES ALIOT 2014

Appearance: A beautiful golden yellow; bright and clear, with golden reflections.
Nose: Rich and complex with subtle notes of lime, star anise, toasted almonds, warm brioche and honey..
Palate: Surprising acidity with abundant elegance, finesse and minerality. Citrus notes and hints of brioche.
Finish: Intense and long

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Burgundy-style white, pairs beautifully with salmon or poultry in white sauce, pâté and traditional French cheese. Serve lightly chilled at 14°C. Aging potential: 5-6 years.

SPECIFICATIONS

Varieties: Roussanne (65%), Grenache blanc (30%), Marsanne (5%), touch of Viognier Alcohol: 13%
Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.3
Total acidity: 4.2 g/l (as sulphuric), 6.4 g/l (as tartaric)
Residual sugar: 0.8 g/l, still wine
Barrel-aged: 8 months in “demi-muids”

VINEYARD NOTES

Vines: 11 years old, north facing at 550m.
Soil: Argilo-calcaire (clay and limestone) and very stony.
Pruning method: Single cordon de Royat, 4 shoots per cordon.

Treatments: No synthetic treatments used.

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Viognier

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TASTING NOTES viognier 2016

Appearance: Golden, bright and clear, with glimmers of green.
Nose: Robust with notes of pear in syrup. Hints of fresh apricot, sweet almond, and brioche.
Palate: Suave and fresh. Notes of peaches and verbena.
Finish: Long and crisp.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Perfect for aperitifs. Pairs excellently with poultry, fried foie gras, white fish with creme, or blue cheese. Serve slightly chilled at 14 °C.

SPECIFICATIONS

Varieties: Viognier (100%)
Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.3
Total acidity: 3.8 g/l (as sulphuric), 5.9 g/l (as tartaric)
Residual sugar: 2.7 g/l
Barrel-aged: 7 months in demi-muids

VINEYARD NOTES

Vines: 14 years old. North facing at 550m.
Soil: Argilo-calcaire (clay and limestone) and very stony.
Pruning method: Single cordon de Royat, 4 shoots per cordon.

Treatments: No synthetic treatments used; biodynamic principles ensure health of vine and soil. Organic wine (certified by Ecocert).

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