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Château de Carlot / Paul Blanc blanc Costières de Nîmes 2017

| white | juicy & concentrated |
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Specifications

Grapes
80% roussanne, 20% viognier
Alcohol %
14.5%
Yield
40 hl/ha
Aging
barrel aged
Viticulture
lutte raisonnée (sustainable)
Drinkable till
± 2022
Fiche Technique
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Product code
2040101
14.75
€ 13.75 as per 6 bottles
Tasting notes

The nose clear oak tones and ripe yellow fruit. The taste is lively and shows an attractive fatness. Ripe fruits (pear, melon, mango) and minerality, as well as citrus notes, all supported by an attractive oak layer. The finish is balanced and shows fine acidity that bring a pleasant tension to the wine. A fine table wine, that benefits from a year bottle aging. Decant when served young. [March 2018].

Wine producer
The beautifully restored Mas Carlot has a rich history and has had several key owners. In 1986 the estate was bought by the Blanc family. Paul-Antoine Blanc settled here (southeast of Costières de Nîmes, north of the Camargue) following the successful sale of its Parisian restaurant Le Pied du Cochon. Daughter Nathalie took over in 1998, after studying Oenology in Montpellier and additional training at the University of Davis. Since 2018 the domain is continued by Cyril Marès, also owns the nearby Mas des Mas Bressades. The Mas-label is reserved for the base wines; Château de Carlot from the oaked cuvées.The domain consists more than 75 hectare; the vines vary in age from 30-60 years. Since the entire production process from plant to bottle is managed by a small team, all is harvested mechanically with the exception of the old vines clairette. However, now that the domain is in conversion to organic certification (expected to be granted in 2020), the harvesting will be done manually. A fine place for well made and pleasantly priced wines in our base segment.
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