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Cassis blanc 2012

France, Provence
Organic
95 W&S

- Serve cold: between 12° et 13°
- Light yellow color bright and clear
- Delicate nose with hints of toast, minerals, spice
- Pepper and white flowers
- To taste, the start is lively and opulent with a mellow and unctuous evolution
- End with flavours of honey and a light of bitterness

Country France
Region Provence
Appellation Cassis
Winery Clos Sainte Magdeleine
Vintage 2012
Color White
Varietal(s) - Marsanne: principal grape variety and emblematic for Cassis whites: 45 % - Clairette: fresh and aromatic, low in acidity and well developed in Provence: 20 % - Ugni blanc: relatively acidic, ideal for completing the blend: 30 % - Bourboulenc: close to clairette, fresh and aromatic: 5 %
¥2,090  (incl. tax)

- Serve cold: between 12° et 13°
- Light yellow color bright and clear
- Delicate nose with hints of toast, minerals, spice
- Pepper and white flowers
- To taste, the start is lively and opulent with a mellow and unctuous evolution
- End with flavours of honey and a light of bitterness

Country France
Region Provence
Appellation Cassis
Winery Clos Sainte Magdeleine
Vintage 2012
Color White
Varietal(s) - Marsanne: principal grape variety and emblematic for Cassis whites: 45 % - Clairette: fresh and aromatic, low in acidity and well developed in Provence: 20 % - Ugni blanc: relatively acidic, ideal for completing the blend: 30 % - Bourboulenc: close to clairette, fresh and aromatic: 5 %
Winery

Winery Description

Located in the Bouches-du-Rhône, Clos Saint Magdeleine covers over 20 hectares (49,4 acres) facing the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the parcels, which are on average 15 to 40 years old, are planted in terraces on the slopes of the Cap Canaille.

The vineyard, founded at the end of the 19th century, received a gold medal for its white wine at the Universal Exhibition of 1900 in Paris.

The estate of Clos Saint Magdeleine has belonged to the Zafiropulo family since 1920, but the wine growing in the region goes back to antiquity, when the Greeks imported it in Provence.

The estate possesses a vast underground cellar, which creates perfect conditions for wine making and conservation.

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Bottle Size 75cl
Alcohol 13°%
Product Code 0004X
Inventory In Stock (33)
Wine Datasheet (PDF) PDF Datasheet
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

- Serve cold: between 12° et 13°
- Light yellow color bright and clear
- Delicate nose with hints of toast, minerals, spice
- Pepper and white flowers
- To taste, the start is lively and opulent with a mellow and unctuous evolution
- End with flavours of honey and a light of bitterness

Pairing

White of gastronomy, it will perfectly come with fish, seafood, bouillabaisse and goat's cheese.
And you'll be surprised with spicy food and sushi.

Cellaring

- Store in a cold and dry place with a consistent level of humidity

- Bottles kept in a horizontal position to keep the cork moist

- Keep the wine for between 2 and 4 years

 

Production

Terroir

- Chalky clay stony sol
- 8 hectares of vineyard on terraces below the cap Canaille cliff
- 1.4 hectares directly in the property in front of the sea
- Annual rainfall of 600 mm
- Output strictly limited to 35 hectoliters per hectare

Viticulture

- Gobelet pruning of the wines with three branches
- Vineyard partially paled up
- Irrigation forbidden
- Average age of the vines: 30 years

Vinification

- Filling the wine press with destemmed grapes
- Slow cycle at a week intensity pneumatic wine press
- Transfer of juice into a cement tank with a regulated temperature to settle
- Filtration of sediment and reintegration
- Fermentation temperature regulated to 17°

- Wine rests for between 14 to 18 months
- Œnologist controls
- Bottling takes place on the Estate

Press
95Wine & Spritis Magazine
This unrefined recent wine proves to be of high quality in the wine. There is a slightly sweet touch to the taste, yet is mainly fresh and a little dry. It is not too much to stick to one glass. The palate has a savory and concentrated style.
Customer Reviews

Average Rating

High recommendation!
By Sean Lisa Suzuki on 27 July 2015

A friendly, tasty high-toned fine and floral white wine. Also a little bit of crisp and a perfect amount of acidity. I had it with a fish soup and stew. I strongly recommend this!


Great!
By Shunsuke Murasaki on 24 July 2015

Tasteful, full-bodied wine. It was very fresh while drinking, but had a very nice blend of richness, complexity and dept as well as light aromas. Will order again.


Reviews & Ratings

In this well-balanced wine, fresh fruits are cut with acidity and given weight by a ripely sweet character. It’s full in the mouth while remaining completely fresh. The acidity is well integrated, finishing the wine with freshness.

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