Vin Orange 2016

Winery Domaine Le Conte des Floris

Region Languedoc, France

Grapes Carignan Blanc 75%, Roussanne 15%, Carignan Gris 10%
ProfileA bit dense, assertive on the initial palate. Lots of peach skin, orange, and hazelnut notes. The wine has a full bodied feel and is quite tannic, especially when served cold.
Grape GrowingThe vineyard from which the Carignan Blanc and Gris are harvested is one of Daniel's oldest. These two white grapes, distinguishable only after veraison, are complanted. The Roussanne vineyard is a younger one, at 25 years old. Hand-harvested at yields capped at 20 hl/ha.
WinemakingThe wines were harvested whole bunch and underwent primary and malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. The wine sat in contact with skins for a total of 3 months. After this period, the wine was aged in clay amphorae for 6 months, and then an additional year in old wood barrels.
More About the WineThis is a traditional orange wine that Daniel decided to produce from only select bunches of Carignan from his oldest vineyard. The Roussanne was added due to its especially thick skin and aromatic properties. This is his smallest production wine.

Wine Data

Alc12.7

PH3.45

TA3.68 g/L

RSo g/L

Sulfur81ppm added after

SoilCarignan Blanc and Carignan Gris on schist, sand, and clay. Roussanne on "Villefranchien" terraces of old quaternary stones and pebbles

Altitude50m

Vineyard Age70 years for Carignans (co-planted), 25 years for Roussanne

Production Size550 bottles

PairingPasta, Rich fish preparations, Veal, Pork, Salmon, Root Vegetables, Chicken Cuisines: Central Italian, Korean, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Austrian, Hungarian, Peruvian

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