Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence: Domaine des Oullières 'Harmonie' Blanc 2022
A gorgeous white wine from Provence which has been particularly well received on these shores. Food and wine matching expert Fiona Beckett described it as 'An intense, fragrant, Vermentino-based white to drink with seafood', and we heartily concur!
This white Coteaux d'Aix wine is produced from a blend of Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc. It has a bouquet of white flowers with hints of fennel and a crisp, dry palate of peaches and pears with alluring undertones of herbs and oil.
Known as Rolle in those parts, the Vermentino grape is an ubiquitous Mediterranean favourite that never seems to get the credit it deserves. Making marvellously citrus- and saline-edged white wines, it's a terrific blending partner to local grapes like Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Provence, Coteaux d'Aix|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino|
|Food & Wine Matching||Olives, Salads, Seafood, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Best drunk within 2 years of vintage.|
|Vinification||The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness and macerated on the skins prior to fermentation at low temperature.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Domaine des Oullières (Famille Ambrosio Collomb Vignerons)
Based just outside the picturesque village of Lambesc, 20 kilometres north-west of Aix-en-Provence on the elevated escarpment of the Chaîne de la Trevaresse, Domaine des Oullières has been run by the aptly-named Ambrosio Collomb family for 7 generations.
Their three Coteaux d'Aix wines - red, white and rosé - make them an enviable one-stop shop for Provence fans. We consider ourselves fortunate to have secured a healthy annual allocation as they are making wines of real personality with a strong sense of terroir.
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