Daily Wine 7/5/2017

L'Elephnat 07
Notes of honeysuckle, tropical fruits, apples, and honey in a dry, full-bodied white wine.

Daily Wine 7/5/17:

Domaine de L’Éléphant – Blanc – IGP Côtes Catalanes – France – 2007

  • A rare white blend from Grenache Blanc, Macabeo, and Muscat made in the south of France near the region of Roussillon along the Mediterranean coast north of the border of Spain.
  • The IGP designation is for wines made outside the existing appellation vinification requirements or permitted styles.
  • Most vineyards of the area lie on east-facing slopes that are open to marine influences. These hills are hot and dry with poor soils.
  • Low rainfall helps concentrate the flavors in the grapes. Cool nights help preserve the acidity in the grapes which helps with the wines’ ability to age in the long run.
  • 15 acres of vines are all farmed biodynamically.
  • Pair this with chicken and turkey.

Roussillon, France

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