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Ensédune Marsanne

Country

France

Region

Languedoc

Sub-Region

Coteaux d'Ensérune

Producer

Les Vignobles Foncalieu

Vintage

2016

Composition

100% MARSANNE

Alcohol

13.5%

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WINEMAKER NOTES

At the edge of the Mediterranean sea, the Oppidum Romain d’Ensérune dominates the terroir of the Ensédune wines. It is characterized by one of the warmest and dryest climates of France located at the west of Béziers. Proud of a thousand-year-old tradition, the Ensérune winegrowers were keen to develop their vineyards by acclimatizing grape varieties from various horizons. Created by teamwork, the Ensédune range is the product of generations of collaboration by winegrowers and presents unusual grape varieties for monovarietal wines.

TASTING NOTES

Mineral, rich, fine aromas, peach and citrus fruits, floral notes of acacia, honeysuckle, jasmine, and hawthorn. Concentrated aromas on the palate.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

To be tasted with white meat, cheeses, and shellfish.

VINEYARD

Loves hillside terroirs, acidic pebbly soils, and dry lands. Found to the north of the VPE area (Cazouls, Maraussan).

VITICULTURE

Marsanne is a vigorous, late-maturing variety originating from the Rhone valley. Its high levels of tannins hampered the production of the first vintages. But since then, the vine growing and oenological teams have found the right formula. It’s the flagship variety of the range!

VINIFICATION

Grapes harvested at full maturity at the hottest time of the day. Oxygenation of the grape must after pressing to eliminate polyphenols which would create bitterness in the finish wine. Fermentation at 20 degrees Celsius in French oak barrels, medium toast.