Chene Bleu Aliot 2013
$135.00 inc. GST
Named for Aliot de Montvin, an artisan glassblower of noble birth who named the winery’s estate La Verriere – The Glassblowing Workshop – in 1427.
93+/100 – Jeb Dunnuck
17.0+/20 – Jancis Robinson
Silver – International Wine Challenge
Gold – Concours Feminalise
“The current release, the 2013 IGP Vaucluse Aliot Blanc, is 60-65% Rousanne, 25% Grenache Blanc, and the balance Marsanne and Viognier. It has terrific notes of buttery citrus and honeysuckle, lots of mineralogy and saltiness, medium to full body, and a vibrant, crisp profile. It’s still a baby and is going to evolve nicely for another 15+ years.” – Jeb Dunnuck, August 2018
“First impression: sophistication. Creamy oak/lees effect perfectly integrated with the nutty, pear stone-fruit qualities. On the palate, super-creamy without oak overload. Rich, broad in the mouth but still very fresh (note the very low pH for these varieties and this location). Still – remarkably at 5 years old – a baby with a lot of potential. You could easily enjoy it now but there is more to come.” – Jancis Robinson, July 2018
Tasting Note: 65% Rousanne, 30% Grenache Blanc, 5% Marsanne, a touch of Viognier. A beautiful golden yellow in the glass; bright and clear. The bouquet is rich and complex with subtle notes of lime blossom, star anise, toasted almonds and buttery brioche. Complex and elegant, the wine has balanced freshness and acidity, with mineral notes and a hint of citrus complemented by an exquisitely round texture from the light 8-month demi muid oak ageing. Finishes powerful and long.
Certification: Organic, Biodynamic
Varietal: Rousanne blend
Region: Vaucluse, Rhone Valley, France