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Les Vignes de l'Eglise Vermentino 2017

Les Vignes de l'Eglise Vermentino 2017
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Producer:  Les Vignes de l'Eglise
Grape Varieties:  100% Vermentino
Optimum Drinking:  Within 3 years
Wine Style:  Fresh aromatic white
Alcohol by Volume:  13%
Closure:  Screwcap
Country:  France

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Les Vignes de L`Eglise Vermentino 2017

Producer

Since the 2009 harvest, the Vignes de L'Eglise wines have been made exclusively for Liberty Wines by Matt Thomson and his colleague Graeme Paul at the excellent Cave de Pomérols cooperative, which has 1,650 hectares and 450 growers in the Picpoul de Pinet region. Influenced by breezes off the Mediterranean coast, the area around Pomérols is cooler than much of the Languedoc, giving the wines a purity and elegance that are hard to find at entry-level. Graeme chooses each parcel of grapes individually, based on flavour and ripeness and follows each of the ferments carefully, ensuring the flavours he identifies in the grapes are captured in the finished wines.

Tasting Notes

Clean and bright, this aromatic wine is full of vibrant fresh fruit. Aromas of peach, mango, pineapple and pear intermingle and follow through onto the palate which is balanced and long.

Vineyards

The Vermentino grapes come from selected vineyards in the Picpoul de Pinet region. Vermentino is valued for its ability to produce aromatic, flavoursome, fresh whites of excellent quality in the sunny climate of the South of France. Soils are clay and limestone, encouraging good concentration and structure in the wine. The vines are low-trained with good canopy management to increase ripeness.

Vintage Information

The 2017 growing season started with a cold and rainy winter. In spring, two successive cold waves caused frost to form which, as the vineyard was in full growth, destroyed the vegetative shoots. May and June were exceptionally warm and dry, and led to a rapid growth of vegetation. There were episodes of high temperatures in the summer but due to the good reserves created by the heavy rains in winter and spring, the vines were not water stressed. Harvest took place on 17th August through to 16th September, historically the earliest harvest and with the lowest yields. The 2017 vintage looks very promising in terms of quality.

 

Vinification

The fruit was pressed as soon as possible on arrival at the winery in order to retain the fresh, primary fruit flavours. The wine was made from the juice of the first pressing and was kept cool in stainless steel tanks as it was allowed to settle for 48 hours at 4-5°c. Fermentation temperatures were also quite cool at 15°C in order to preserve the primary fruit. The wine was racked off lees soon after fermentation was complete. After the final blend, the wine was lightly fined and then bottled.

 

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Les Vignes de l'Eglise Vermentino 2017
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Tuesday, 26 March 2019  |  David

A very well crafted wine from the often underrated South of France Cotes De Thau. No fancy label just a simple statement of origin, quite refreshing in all respects.
Enjoyed and appreciated.
Many thanks to the Wine Poole team.
David

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Lovely light wine
Wednesday, 5 August 2015  |  Jane

A light, very pleasant and crisp wine - happy to be drunk on its own but equally good with food.

Excellent customer service and easy, swift delivery.

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