La Ferme Julien Luberon Blanc 2011

Presentation

The vintage
The 2011 vintage is a vintage of contrasts. That is to say an unusually hot, dry spring followed by a wet and rainy beginning of July and then an Indian summer lasting until the end of October. Carefully sorting and destemming the harvest allowed for a great vintage, particularly for the late harvest varieties.
Description
If you enjoy quaffable wines, this one is ideal for an aperitif or paired with simple cuisine.
Situation
Mainly within the Parc Regional du Luberon, which is equidistant from Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Manosque.
The average altitude of the vineyards is 300 metres/1000 feet above sea-level, and the grapes are harvested relatively late.

Old alluviums mixed with flat and rounded stones, and bits of chalk marl and clay.
Process
The grapes are lightly crushed, then pressed in a pneumatic press, prior to clarification of the must and cool fermentation.
This takes place in vats for 90% of the blend, with 10% fermented in new oak barrels with lees-stirring.
Varietals
Bourboulenc
Grenache Blanc
Roussanne
Ugni Blanc
Vermentino

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Colour: bright yellow with tints of green
Nose: green fruit, wheat, hazelnuts
Mouth: soft, delicate, aromatic
Tasting video
Serving
8°C