Chevanceau Blanc, Pays d'Oc 2018
Chevanceau Blanc, Pays d'Oc 2018
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Chevanceau Blanc, Pays d'Oc 2018

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An easy-drinking blend, packed with melon and apple flavours, floral hints and citrus zest.

Producer Note

Unpretentious, fruit-driven, Gallic in looks - hinting towards la Belle Époque and Gallic in taste, Chevanceau represents the very essence of French winemaking. Humble in origin, but certainly not modest in taste. A perfect aperitif in any decent brasserie - they are both simple, but with just enough body and structure to stand up to a hearty plate of ragout.

Vintage

While 2017 had a dry summer with lots of berries and not much juice, 2018 had enough occasional rain to fill the grapes with juice. The harvests took place under excellent conditions, delivering good quality crops and bringing 2018 in line with previous years; with the promise of a very good vintage.

Vineyard

The fruit is sourced from carefully selected vineyards in the Pays d’Oc. The Pays d’Oc area has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters, with the majority of rainfall occurring during spring and autumn. Dry, continental winds from the north west bring cooling influences to the vineyards, which help to reduce disease pressure. This wind is interspersed with warm winds from the south, which bring moisture to the vines. Each vineyard site has its own terroir characteristics which add subtle complexity to the resulting wine.

Winemaking

Each grape variety was fermented separately with selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel vats which retained the freshness and aromatic characters of each varietal. The wines were then blended together at the Hallgarten winery in Pizay.

Tasting Note

A crisp and zesty Southern French blend which is easy-drinking in style and packed with peachy flavours, floral hints and citrus zest. Rounded and refreshing on the finish, this is very more-ish!

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc 45%, Vermentino 45%, Viognier 10%