Côtes du Rhône: Domaine de Durban Blanc 2022
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the granite cliffs of the Dentelles de Montmirail, the Leydier family’s white Côtes du Rhône owes more to the style of the Northern Rhône than the south. A blend of equal parts Marsanne and Roussanne, it is briefly matured in barrel to add body and texture. Floral and creamy with a lovely saline character, citrus acidity, stone fruit and good weight, it is terrific young but will cellar for a few years.
The Marsanne and Roussanne in this blend are planted on clay-limestone soils which give structure and elegance to the assemblage. Rich, refreshing yet with the supple weight of white peach and Sicilian lemon, this Côtes du Rhône is fermented cool in stainless steel vats to preserve aromas and flavours.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Côtes du Rhône|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Marsanne, Roussanne|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, Salads, Seafood, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink 1 to 3+ years after vintage|
|Vinification||Picked in the early morning to preserve acidity and freshness, grapes are macerated without pressing for 2 weeks at cool temperatures in concrete and stainless steel tanks. After pressing, the wine is aged in barrel for 6 months before bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Domaine de Durban (La Famille Leydier)
Domaine de Durban is a 57-hectare estate based around a magnificent 15th century fortified farmhouse that stands against a background of pinewoods and enjoys a panoramic view over the vineyards. The Domaine has been owned and run by the Leydier family since 1969 and is currently in the capable hands of Bernard & Jean-Pierre Leydier.
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