Faugères: Château Estanilles 'Vallongue' Blanc 2021
Julien Seydoux's delicious white Faugères wine is from a blend of 45% Marsanne, 35% Roussanne and 20% Vermentino. It's a versatile partner for fish and poultry dishes. Certified organic.
This organic white Faugères wine has an appealing bouquet of white stone fruit and a supple, mid-weight palate of mirabelles and white currants with subtle herb and mineral undertones.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Languedoc, Faugères|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Marsanne, Roussanne, Vermentino|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, Salads, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Will age happily for five years.|
|Vinification||Made from a judicious blend of 45% Marsanne, 35% Roussanne and 20% Vermentino that are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and raised on their lees for 6 months prior to bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Julien Seydoux - Château des Estanilles
Former stock-broker Julien Seydoux bought the highly-regarded 35 hectare Château des Estanilles in 2009 from pioneering veteran Michel Louison, who had done much to establish Faugères' reputation as serious wine country since moving to the region in 1976. Julien is a man with a mission (and one senses the requisite funding) to produce the best wines that he possibly can from the sun-kissed, iron-rich soil surrounding the commune of Lenthéric, 20 kilometres north of Béziers. Julien has plenty of ideas about what should be done here and he is fast setting about putting them into action. His cellar hygiene is scrupulous (as he is keen to avoid problems with brettanomyces), he is deploying minimal sulphites (25-30milligrams per litre), introducing organic composts, pruning more selectively, rigorously rejecting any substandard fruit and investing in larger, new oak demi-muids and vats. From the 2010 vintage onwards, all of the Château des Estanilles wines have been certified as organic.
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