La Collection by Maison Boutinot, Côtes de Thau Blanc 2021

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Immediately inland from the Mediterranean, between Bezier and Montpellier, lie the vineyards of the Côtes de Thau. These gently terraced slopes to the western shores of Lake Thau are particularly suited to ripening white grape varieties; cooling sea breezes moderate the fierce Mediterranean heat, while the presence of the Thau, an inland sea water lagoon, moderate the night-time temperatures allowing optimal ripening whilst retaining fresh acidity. For this wine Vermentino (Rolle) gives a core of citrus levity, Terret (the traditional variety of the appellation) adds complexity and length, which together with Viognier and Grenache Blanc make a completely dry white wine with some salinity. To preserve the aromas are harvested early in the morning, gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures.

Tasting notes

Aroma of white flowers, lime blossom and candied lemon. On the palate, the wine is textured with some exotic fruit such as kumquat and peach.

Food match

Take inspiration from the seaside cabins found along the shores of Lake Thau which serve fresh seafood, especially mussels and oysters.

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