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Paul Jaboulet Aîné St Peray Les Sauvagères

Paul Jaboulet Aîné St Peray Les Sauvagères 2016

Beaumes de Venise, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Southern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceLes Sauvagères is the local name given to the marsanne in Saint-Péray, implying its tendency to evoke the wild as its vines work their way deep into the town’s steep limestone slopes. The AC is only 70 hectares in total, one of the smallest in the Rhone Valley. The limestone is the magic behind this fresh, tight, vibrant white with nutty citrus flavours and a whack of minerality throughout. This comes from 30+year old vines and is 30 percent domain grown. The ageing is complex with 55 percent French oak (five percent new), 25 percent placed in small concrete eggs, and 20 percent goes into stainless steel. There is no malolactic and no battonage, leaving a pure, fresh white that speaks of its terroir.Tasted: 24 April 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 33.99 BCLS Producer: Domaines Paul Jaboulet AînéDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Varietal: MarsanneCSPC: 139753UPC: 3105717450166