Cascavel, Monts & Vertiges, AOC Luberon, Blanc, 2019

Ventoux, Luberon, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence are appellations well reflecting the Provence. The Cascavel “Monts & Vertiges” (“Mounts & Vertigo”) wines are the expression of our experience and distinctive preference for the selection of terroirs specifically renowned for the quality of their reds, rosés and white wines.

Story

The story
Our Cascavel Luberon Blanc “Monts & Vertiges” is the outcome of a long-standing relationship with Philippe, an exceptional Oenologist Winemaker, nowadays at the head of famous Luberon wine cellars. Naturally our choice fell on the higher plots which are at the origin of this fresh, powerful and complex wine, and expresses at the same time purity associated with exceptio- nal southern flavors. We are very privileged to have access to this rare wine which combines local origins with the expertise of winegrowers.
Location
The grapes come from a selection of plots cultivated according the organic farming principles, at slight altitude, and south of the Luberon chain.
Terroir
The soils are relatively draining and their fairly clear appearance favors sun reflection and conservation of acceptable temperatures at ground level on the hottest days. The Luberon chain influence favors cool nights in the region, and beneficial rest for the vines on summer nights, as well as a somewhat belated aspect of the cycles compared with plain parcels.
In the vineyard
The soils are based on stony clay-limestone slopes. The exposure North - North-East facing. The altitude of the plots varies between 250 and 350 m.
Vinification
Maceration for 6 to 12 hours. Static settling. Low temperature controlled fermentation (14-16°C).
Ageing
On fine lees. No wood.
Varietals
Rolle ou Vermentino : 40%
Clairette : 20%
Roussanne : 20%
Marsanne : 20%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 13 ABV
Allergènes: Contains sulphites. Does not contain egg or egg products. Does not contain milk or milk-based products.
AB Agriculture Biologique

Advice

Serving
Serve fresh (10-12°C).
Ageing potential
2 to 3 years
Tasting notes
Williams pear notes dominate. Well balanced and a nice long finish.
Visual appearance
A bright pale yellow color.
At the nose
The nose is rather discreet and floral.
On the palate
The palate is well enveloped with a nice terroir expression through the balance between minerality and aromatic floral hints full of finesse, without exuberance.
Food and wine pairings
This wine will be an ideal ally on a savoury tart as well as on a roasted mullet or a seafood gratin.

Reviews

86
"A blend of Clairette, Vermentino, Roussanne and Marsanne, the 2019 Luberon Blanc Monts & Vertiges boasts aromas of green peaches, ripe apples and fresh lime. A simple, fruit-forward mix for immediate consumption, this medium-bodied wine finishes with pleasantly crisp acids."
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86/100
"« Choix du Président » en Estonie en 2017 (plus belle distinction possible correspondant localement) sur le millésime 2016."