Côtes du Rhone Blanc “Comtesse Madeleine”

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 3760007340116

  • Vintage 2013
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Rhone
  • Composition:
    35% Marsanne, 20% Viogner, 20% Grenache Blanc 15% Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc
  • Winemaker Notes The Comtesse Madeleine inherited the Montfaucon castle from her great-uncle Baron Louis de Montfaucon. Madeleine was Rodolphe de Pins’ grandmother
    and managed the estate for over 60 years. For this reason the cuvee has been named in her honour. Cuvee Comtesse Madeleine is an elegant blend of five Rhone varieties. The cuvee combinescomplexity and freshness in the Montfaucon style ofelegance.
  • Tasting Notes Very elegant nose of citrus fruit notes (grape fruit, orange blossoms, lime) with hints of pineapple and pear followed by scents of Acacia flowers, honey and gingerbread. On the palete you will find a sensation of the volume, the fullness and the freshness that make this cuvee an exceptional wine. The fragrances of citrus fruit blend to the calcareauos notes giving a mineral dimension to this wines. Length, balance and finesse are the key words to describe this wine.

    The wine is well adapted to be served with fish, dishes of fatty fish that can be generously seasoned like ‘bouillabaisse’; the structure of the wine ideally complements these dishes. Also goes well with refined cuisine, for example lobster with saffron.
  • Press Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (Commended): Comtesse Madeleine 2012, Wine Spectator: 90 points, 2014 Vintage
  • Vineyard Soil Profile: Sand and silt
  • Vinification The fruit is whole-bunch pressed and the juice is racked after natural settling. 100% of the wine is fermented and aged in one to five wine French oak
    barrels on fine lies for 6 months.
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