Les Genêts White
It’s color is a clear, white gold. It has a fine nose with a floral, precise character and aromas of white fruit, pear, citrus fruit, boxwood in bloom and a hint of flintlock. In the mouth it is lively and very close to the grape, without artifice – a good length! Good with gnocchi or even pesto pasta.
|Estate:||Chateau de Roquefort|
|Appellation:||AOC Cotes de Provence|
|Style:||Rich & Ripe|
|Blend/Grape Variety:||clairette rolle|
|Price Point:||1,501 to 2,000|
|FOOD PAIRING: FISH:||Seared|
|FOOD PAIRING: SALADS:||Salad with Sea Food|
|FOOD PAIRING: PIZZA & PASTA:||Oil based|
The Château de Roquefort is ideally situated in The Côtes de Provence Appellation, between the Massif de la Sainte Baume, which rises to an altitude of 1,042 metres, and the coastal Calanques National Park. The landscape here is a formation of high plateaus, where organic vineyards are cultivated biodynamically at an altitude of 390 metres, cut out of the imposing rocky clay - limestone soils.
The vineyards have been certified bio since 2006. It is in this naturally, wild environment that Raimond de Villeneuve has chosen to follow his passion; the life of a vigneron, for over 25 years.
The terroir here is essential thanks to the microclimate created by altitude and the fact that the vineyards are facing North-Northwest, which brings much freshness to his wines.
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