Domaine Magellan

Grenache Roussanne

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750 ml (Standard)

2015


Cultivar:

60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Roussanne

Country:

France

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Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 yrs
Origin: Languedoc Appellation: IGP Pays d'Oc

Tasting Notes:

The aromatic intensity of the Roussanne complements the freshness of the Grenache blanc. The wine shows notes of white fruit and pear supported by clean minerality.

Pear
Pear

White Peach
White Peach

White Melon
White Melon

Minerality
Minerality

Bruno Lafon: “Vine growing and wine are in my blood. With my native Burgundy now a part of my past, Magellan was self-liberating. It offered new terroirs, new grape varieties and new challenges. I got to know them and now make wines I enjoy that mirror both my culture and my second home."

The lion’s share of the estate is located in the Pech Redon area, meaning round hill. Its Triassic sandstone has miraculous attributes for growing vines. Its good drainage prevents standing water and therefore provides a natural barrier against disease. It has the ability to store up coolness in the subsoil so that vines never suffer from drought. These slightly acid soils produce wines with high minerality and very finely textured tannins. This is where our Roussanne is planted. Although Caves de Paris is only 500m away as the crow flies, it has Villafranchian soils. Distinctively Mediterranean in nature, it is home to compact clay which holds water in summer and pebbles that store up the sun’s heat and radiate it back by night. A naturally low-cropping site, it yields very powerful, rich, spicy wines with high tannin presence. Very good acidity means the wines are always fresh. Our Grenache blanc is planted here.

All our vines are harvested by hand and the fruit is sorted in the vineyard. The grapes are destemmed and transferred to the press using a conveyor belt. Light pressing at very low pressure is used. The juice is then cold settled and placed in casks. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occurs in Burgundy casks previously used for 2 or 3 wines and the wines are racked five months later.

Food pairing

This wine is particularly well suited with richly spiced dishes, whether they be of Moroccan, Spanish, Indian or Asian origin.

Poultry Veal Pork Spicy Food
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