AOP Saint-Chinian White
The Great Wines of Languedoc - The Wines of Occitanie
* Hachette Wine Guide 2017
Excerpt from the Guide Hachette des Vins 2017: "This wine, made from Grenache Blanc (60%), Roussanne and Vermentino, offers a complex and elegant nose of yellow fruits, citrus fruits and pineapples, with a hint of curry. mouth, it combines richness and freshness in a harmonious whole ... "
The Combe Longue cuvée from Domaine Saint-Cels owes its name to a 3-hectare valley, where only white grapes are planted on clay-limestone soils. The three grape varieties present in the blending of this Saint-Chinian white wine, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Vermentino, are part of the traditional white grapes of the appellation.
Each of these wine grape varieties brings its personality and character to this white wine. White Grenache gives notes of white flowers in the blend, Roussanne gives finesse and fine and delicate aromas of dried fruits, while Vermentino accentuates the freshness of the wine.
In a beautiful pale color with silver highlights, Combe Longue Domaine Saint-Cels presents at the first nose delicate and aerial citrus flavors (clementine in particular). Once airy in your glass, this white wine from Saint-Chinian expresses pleasant notes of bergamot.
In the mouth, the attack is expressive and gives way to a lot of roundness. In the heart of the mouth, intense sensations of fruit and sweet spices are then felt. Combe Longue is a refined white wine, balanced with a strong character and supported by a beautiful volume.
Technical data for the Combe Long wine from Domaine Saint-Cels
Terroirs : Clays and limestones in the valley of Combe Longue
Grenache blanc (50%), Roussanne (30%), Vermentino (20%)
Bright and brilliant color. Pale yellow color with silver highlights.
Delicate and airy. Aromas of citrus (clementine), bergamot and sweet spices.
Round and suave attack. Balanced, fruity and opulent heart.
Yield: <45 hl / ha
Aging: In enamelled vats, aging on fine lees.
Operating temperature: between 10 and 12 ° C
Guard: from 1 to 3 years