Domaine du Prince
AOP Costières de Nîmes
Details of the wine
The soils are highly typical of the appellatin with large smooth stones from alluvial deposits from the Rhône and Durance rivers on a clay-limestone subsoil.
The varieties are typical of the appellation: 60 % Grenache blanc, 20% Marsanne, 20% Roussane.
The grapes are harvested when perfectly ripe then destemmed and cold-macerated for the time required to achieve the depth of colour wanted. After pressing adapted to the different types of grape, followed by settling, the must is fermented at controlled temperatures to enhance the expression of the fruit. When alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wines are racked twice and blended. Then they are left to mature in refrigerated vats for 4 months before bottling.
A lovely bright yellow with a powerful nose of citrus fruit (grapefruit) and a nicely lively mouth. Accompaniment advice: Enjoy with shellfish, seafood and grilled fish.
To be enjoyed within a year of bottling.