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Dom. Rouge-Bleu 2021 Dentelle Blanc

This enchanting wine is made from a kitchen-sink of promiscuously planted white varieties both native and foreign. It used to be just a play-project, but Thomas and Caroline were so happy with the results that they decided to plant more and bring it up to commercial scale. Uncommonly fragrant and lively for southern white. It tastes even better on the third day than the first, as is so often the case with early bottlings.

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Wine Specifics

WineWise Code
FRB-DEB21
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Color/Style
White
Farming Practices
Bio-dynamic
Varieties
vermentino 17%, clairette blanc 17%, roussanne 11 %, marsanne 10%, bourboulenc 10%, viognier 9%, grenache blanc 9%, chenin blanc 6%, grenache gris 3%, muscat PG 3%, gros manseng 2%, carignan blanc 2%, picpoul 2%
ABV
12.5
Residual Sugar
LQ
Acidity
3.29
Closure
Screw-top
Case Size
12x750
Pricing
Discountable
Maceration
direct pressing
Pumpover/Punchdown
none
Destemming
Whole Cluster
Fermentation Vessel
Stainless Steel
Fermentation Duration
10 days
Aging Method
Concrete 70%, Used Barrique 30%
Aging Duration (months)
6
Filtered
Yes
Fining Agents
Bentonite
Yeast
Native
Lees Contact/Stirring
Yes, barrel only
Malolactic
No
Added Sulfur
Yes, 68 mg/L
Soil Type
Alluvial, Calcareous
Elevation (meters)
10
Vineyard Aspect
Northeast
Vine Age
11
Yields (hl/ha)
45
Vine Training
Trellis, double guyot
Picking
Hand-harvested
Annual Production
500 cases

Notes from the Producer: VINEYARD: Situated in Sainte-Cecile-Les-Vignes, Demaine Rouge-Bleu finds inspiration in biodynamic principles on all of its 8,5ha, of which half rest in the Cotes du RhOne Villages Sainte Cecile appellation.
Our low yields are the natural outcome of old, deep-rooted vines that sit on a stony soil of ancient riverbed and garrigue. Coupled with the Mediterranean climate of long, hot, dry summers and the rot-inhibiting Mistral wind, our vineyard is the perfect environment for beny maturation, giving a pure expression of terroir.
VINIFICATION: Hand-harvested early in the season to retain the natural acidity of the fruit, our 13 grapes varietals are picked at sunrise lo retain freshness and brought to the cellar in small containers for direct pressing. Partly barrel fermented with wild yeasts, maturation takes places in tank and barrel (with lees stirring) followed by light filtration prior to bottling at the Domaine in January following harvest. Minimal sulphite addition. Screwcap has been chosen to retain the freshness and primary aromas of this wine.
TASTING NOTES:
Colour: Straw, clear and bright.
Nose: Citrus, honeysuckle and summer stone fruit.
Palate: Aromatic notes of apricot with tropical hints. Crisp acidity with stone fruit flavours filing the mid palate. A soft, well balanced finish.
WINE AND FOOD MATCHING: Serve chilled.

All Dom. Rouge-Bleu Wines

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2022 Dentelle Rosé

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Rosé

Certified Organic

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2017 Dentelle Red

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Red

Bio-dynamic

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2018 Mistral, Ste. Cecile (Cotes du Rhone Villages)

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Red

Bio-dynamic

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2020 "Origine", Carignan Vieille Vigne

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Red

Bio-dynamic

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2018 Dentelle Red

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Red

Bio-dynamic

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2021 Dentelle Blanc

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White

Bio-dynamic

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2018 Lunatique

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Red

Bio-dynamic

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