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60% Rolle (Vermentino), 20% Grenache blanc, 20% Clairette blanche (early 1990s) from stony clay-limestone soils, destemmed, cool 48 hour decantation, 2-4 week steel vat vinification at 15°C of varieties apart, steel vat raised until Christmas, then blending, malo blocked, filtered, “drink with summer vegetables marinaded in olive oil & spices, grilled fish, goat cheese, seafood”, 16,000 b

2016 ()

very pale yellow, a ping of clarity. Has an attractive, easy floating nose with pear and citrus contributors, a near iodine note. It has a graceful bearing. The palate is expressive, free running, well made. Pear and white plum lie at its centre, and it ends on fine juice,a compact orb of that, the aftertaste clear. This is stylish, graceful, and relatively delicate for a southern white – a w.o.w. wine, giving very clear and light, agreeable drinking. Good for the aperitif, or salads, cold meats, fish paté. 13.5°. €5.50 export. GB £14.34 Earle Wines www.earlewines.com 13.5°. To 2019 Aug 2017