Origin : Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley, France
Grape Varieties : 33% Clairette, 33% Grenache Blanc, 33% Roussanne
Tasting Note : Pale gold coloured wine with silver reflections. This wine has an elegant nose of pear, apricot and hawthorn followed by hints of aniseed. A pure aromatic expression, an intense minerality and the presence of a subtle roundness offer a beautiful harmony with a light but long finish.
Food Pairing : Pairs well with shellfish dishes, such as scallops; fish dishes, such as monkfish and vegetarian dishes with asparagus or mushrooms.
Vegetarian/Vegan : Yes/Yes
Alcohol : 14% abv
Winery : Our particular combination of unique soil makeup, a rich assortment of grape varietals, and old vines ensure that La Bastide Saint Dominique wines are of exceptional quality. Our vines are planted in safre on the surface, resting on limestone. The rest of the vineyard is composed of red clay and round pebbles which contribute to maintaining heat and regenerating it when needed. All our cultural practices match the requirements of the Organic Farming regulations, as it is our priority to maintain both soil and vines with precise pruning methods, green harvest etc. Yields are naturally low and the whole estate is harvested by hand. Star grape varietals are those of the Rhône Valley, Grenache and Syrah of course, along with Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Clairette, Roussanne, Viognier, each bringing its own value and specifics to obtain a beautiful portfolio.
At La Bastide Saint Dominique, while conserving our traditional methods of winemaking, we have invested in modern equipment. Relentlessly in pursuit of quality, we sort our grapes upon harvest at the vineyard, and a second time upon arrival at the cellar. All grapes are destemmed carefully, and each varietal is vinified separately. We personally take great care of the blends and the final bottling steps. We focus on the authenticity of the grape varietals and our unique “terroir”. This enables each varietal to express its utmost at the blending stage, which has an impact at the consumer level, allowing for enjoyment of our wines at various aging stages.