Domaine Roc d’Anglade White 2011

Roc d'Anglade 2011

Appellation: Vin de Pays du Gard.

Description:

The village of Anglade is located on the borders of the Gard, not far from the town of Nîmes. It has been a major wine-making centre since the 17th century. The quality of the wines was highly appreciated by the court of Louis XIV.

At the end of the 19th century, the phylloxera epidemic did not spare the region’s vineyards, destroying thousands of hectares.

It was only in the middle of the 20th century that once again Domains of great quality were able to thrive, created by passionate wine lovers such as Rémy Pedreno.

The first « millésime » vintages date back to 1999 and today the property spans 9.5 hectares. The vine composition for white wines is 80% white Chenin and 20% Chardonnay. Vines are planted on hillsides mostly exposed to the north, thus optimizing the freshness of the wine. Furthermore, they benefit from the region’s prevailing winds such as the Mistral and maritime breezes coming from the Mediterranean Sea.

The marly-calcareous soils are at the surface loamy-sandy evoking northern French soils in their composition. Once again these are beneficial assets that optimize the balances of grape maturity.

Wines are matured for 18 months in semi-muids (600 liter barrels). These large containers convey greater finesse, minimizing the impact of the wood in the wine while enhancing all the aromatic aspects of the grape varieties used.

The result: a delicious wine with mother-of-pearl color, aromas of yellow lemon, greengage plum, broom shrub.  Fleshy on the palate, it is tense, pure, refreshing, slightly salty for the final note. A refined and lively wine.

This wine is excellent matched with shell-fish such as abalone and lemon-grass scallops, concocted by Eric Briffard our Executive chef. The refined iodine savors of these noble products from the sea pair very well with the aromatic range of Roc d’Anglade White 2011, ensuring the greatest pleasure for our guests.