Cuvee Centenaire takes its name from the 100 year-old vines of Grenache Blanc and Gris Jean-Marc Lafage farms just a few kilometers from the Mediterranean on gravelly clay soils. One of the greatest white wine values in our portfolio, the final wine blends these ancient grapes with up to 20% younger vine Roussanne. To make a wine that is both rich and balanced the grapes are harvested in two passes, the first when they just reach ripeness and are still high in acidity and a second pass when the grapes are fully ripe with rich fruit flavors. The wine is then aged in a combination of tank and new French oak barrels.
80% Grenache white and gray - 20% Roussanne Rolled cobble soil of the quaternary maritime terroirs dominating the Mediterranean. yield: 30 hl / ha Average age of vines: 90 years Manual harvest of the grapes in two passages and sorting in the cellar. Cold stabulation on fine mud at 0 ° for 20 days. Yeasting and fermentation at 16 ° C after settling. Malolactic fermentation on 5% of the cuvée.
Food match Salted sweet duck breast, Mussels fries, Blanquette of veal, Salmon with sorrel, Gratin Dauphinois, Tartiflette, Gratin of endive with ham, Rabbit with mustard, Ratatouille, Paella, Confit of duck, Sauerkraut, Buckwheat cakes, Filet mignon, Tagliatelle with carbonara, Chicken with curry, Tajine of lamb, Sushis, Brandade of cod, Bouillabaisse, Coquillette / ham.