Coteaux de l'Ardèche: 'Les Terrasses' Blanc 2019
This terrific, crisp all-rounder has deservedly become one of our 'go to' recommendations for parties, receptions and events. It has a subtle bouquet of citrus fruit with hints of herbs and a zesty, dry, unoaked palate.
The 'house' red and white wines from Vignerons Ardéchois, both called 'Les Terrasses', are clean, bright and fruity and ideal for reliable everyday drinking. The white is a lovely, versatile wine from an unusual but effective blend of Grenache and Sauvignon Blanc that is bottled under screw-cap to preserve its youthful freshness.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Ardèche|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chinese Food|
|Cellarage||Best drunk young within 2 years of production.|
|Vinification||Rigorously controlled and graded grapes are harvested at optimum maturity, pressed and fermented in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks prior to fining, filtration and Spring bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
The Vignerons Ardéchois Cave Co-opérative (also known as U.V.I.C.A - Union des Vignerons des Coteaux de l'Ardèche) has its roots in the late 1960s when the Presidents of 7 major Cave Co-opératives agreed a unified policy of modernisation, re-planting and marketing. Based in the town of Ruoms, 20 kilometres south of Aubenas this forward-thinking, modernist collective has done much to revive the fortunes of this ancient vine-area, which dates back to Roman times. Today the Vignerons Ardéchois co-operative represents some 2000 grape growers from 21 different smaller co-operatives. U.V.I.C.A is a terrific source of keenly-priced, well made single variety wines and accessible, fruit-driven blends.
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