Le Souffle du Géant wines express this ambivalence. Climate and geology of the north-western part of Mont Ventoux enable the production of wines with character, while fresh and elegant, which is specific to the wines of this micro-terroir.

Story

The story
Our Souffle du Géant White AOP Ventoux is one of the founding wines of Maison de Cascavel. Produced on the north-west Mont-Ventoux slopes by winegrowers passionate about their vineyards and environment within the Biosphere Reserve protected by UNESCO. This wine is representative of the discreet revolution that has taken place in the vineyards and cellars over the past 25 years. Through persuasion, technical investments in the cellars and efforts in the vineyards throughout the year, the wines reveal their true potential and natural elegance. The fruit is fresh and complex, frank and charming; the palate is pleasant and very elegant. Simple in the right sense, Le Souffle du Géant wines use exceptional know-how of the wine- growers and winemakers.
Location
Beaumont du Ventoux, Malaucène and Le Barroux, Vaucluse (84).
Terroir
1st French vineyard in moun- tainous area, this terroir is located in the Biosphere Reserve of Mont-Ventoux, classified as UNESCO heritage since July 1990. It’s a privile- ged place: the winemakers are committed to improving and preserving their environment, implementing practices of sustainable development while respecting cultural valuesand the protection of nature. The Mont Ventoux and the ‘Dentelles de Montmirail’ chain protect the vineyards from the Mistral extremes, while generating fresh air streams enabling cooler nights and more beautiful ripeness.
In the vineyard
The surface area of the plots is often less than 2 hectares. The soils are stony clay-limestone. The exposure is north-west. The altitude of the plots varies between 300 and 500 m.
Vinification
Low pressure pressing, tight racking. Cold stalling (+-0 C°) for a part of the wines. Low temperature controlled fermentation in vats (+-14°C).
Ageing
In tanks at controlled temperature.
Varietals
Clairette : 60%
Roussanne : 25%
Grenache blanc : 15%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 13 ABV
Allergènes: Contains sulphites. Does not contain egg or egg products. Does not contain milk or milk-based products.
Agriculture Raisonnée
Eco-acteur de la Réserve de Biosphère du Mont Ventoux

Advice

Serving
Serve at 14°C.
Ageing potential
2 to 3 years
Tasting notes
A fine tension and a slightly acidulous final give the required balance. Serve quite fresh.
Visual appearance
Beautiful bright golden yellow colour with golden tints.
At the nose
The nose reveals delicacy with a floral attack and white fruit aromas reinforced by a beautiful freshness.
On the palate
On the palate it’s full and tasty with lovely notes of white fruit (wild peach, apricot and pear)
Food and wine pairings
Salads, white meat and fresh cheeses.