Chene Bleu Aliot 2014
$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.
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW
93+/100 – Jeb Dunnuck (2013 vintage)
93/100 – Robert Paker’s Wine Advocate (2011 vintage)
17.0+/20 – Jancis Robinson (2013 vintage)
“A blend of roussanne, white grenache and marsanne with a touch of viognier – from the southern Rhône Valley. Deliciously rich, concentrated wine with mandarin, orange zest, toasted almond, apricot and subtle spice flavours. A complex, powerful wine that’s textural and mouthfilling.” – Bob Campbell MW
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