'AN 508' Grenache Blanc, Les Vignerons Parisiens, Vin de France 2016

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'AN 508' Grenache Blanc, Les Vignerons Parisiens, Vin de France 2016

25.50

Setting aside the wacky story behind the wine (you can read more about it if you click on the red wine they make called ‘Turbigo’, but essentially the grapes are cold-freighted up from Visan in the Rhone, and vinified at an urban winery in Paris), this is a sensational white Grenache that tastes like a cross between Le Soula and a Coche-Dury Meursault. Yup, it’s that good! There’s a nutty, struck match quality to the aromas that pitches in at a perfect volume and interplays beautifully with the ripe stone fruits and yellow plum flavours. This is a serious food wine with a great story. 14.5% alc. Drink now-2023.

Press review:

Jancis Robinson
: “Named after the year Paris was declared the capital of France by Clovis. Fruit from two parcels in Visan, calcareous plateau at 300–400 m. 70% fermented in 600-litre barrels, 30% in tank. Partial malo. Pale gold. Smells smoky and tannic. Reductive and Gauby-esque. Beautifully tannic thanks to skin contact. Dry and rich peachy apricot, very Roussillon. Powerful, deep. Struck match but underneath there’s peach and pear and apricot. Shame they make so little of this.” 17.5 points

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