Grape variety:   Bourboulenc (40%), Grenache (20%), Roussanne (20%), Marsanne (20%)

Soli:   Hard limestone screes of the mountain of La Clape. Miocene pebble terrace.

La Clape, Island of Grand Cru, Is becoming an independent communal appellation (like Pauillac is, in the Médoc) and it will be classified as a GRAND CRU of the Languedoc area in 2011 with a « Grand Cru »  mention on the front label. (Decanter, August 24, 2010)

Warm and dry climate tempered by the Mediterranean. Slow ripening thanks to cooler nights on the shores of the sea

Limpid, pale yellow wine with golden highlights.

Rich and complex nose, with a blend of white fruits and flowers, fresh and sweet spices and honey, nuts. Plentiful, structured and creamy mouth unveiling a lovely aromatic intensity. Long and fresh elegant finish.

Ageing potential:  Fresh and fruity when young, gaining more complexity after 5-10 years. Potential of 15-20 years.

Serving suggestions:  Drink as an aperitif with marinated sardines. Perfect with fish, veal or poultry in sauce, as well as more spicy dishes (curry, saffron). Excellent match with cured cheeses (époisse, roquefort, stilton).

Decant a few hours and serve at 14°C/55°F. If served too cold, the wine will no develop its full aroma.