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2020 Secret de Schistes Blanc IGP Cotes Catalanes 750ml

2020 Secret de Schistes Blanc IGP Cotes Catalanes

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Mostly Grenache Gris (past vintages have had a splash of Roussanne), the 2020 Côtes Catalanes Secret De Schistes Blanc is another brilliant white. Made in a richer, more concentrated style, it offers a great nose of white currants, orchard fruits, white flowers, chalky mineral, and green almond nuances in a medium to full-bodied, brilliantly textured, balanced white that brings both richness and freshness. I've always thought this wine was best enjoyed in its youth, but I suspect this might be changing, and the 2020 should evolve for at least 4-5 years.

95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

Producer: Château de L'Ou
Website: https://chateau-de-lou.com/en/content/4-le-domaine

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Available Vintages:
2020(750ml)  


Varietal: Grenache Blanc
Grenache Blanc is known for elements of green apple, herb and minerality, along with floral scents and refreshing acidity. The grape thrives in the hot, dry and often windy conditions found in the Southern Rhone Valley.

Country: France
A country viewed by many as the home of fine wine, it is almost unique in terms of how embedded food and wine is in the nations culture. Given the diverse geography, with so much of the country providing the climate and soil suitable for viticulture, it is no surprise that its produces such an extensive and varied selection of wines. It is the country from where the vast majority of the New World's most popular "international" grapes and stylistic influences originate. While there might seem to be an alarming disparity between the most sought after wines (were a case might set you back as much as a deposit on a small house) and the millions of gallons of vin de table filling up the European wine lake every year, there is so much great value to be found between the two extremes. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Rhone may still dominate the market for fine wine, but regions including the Loire, Alsace, Languedoc & Roussillon and the South West are increasingly becoming excellent sources of good quality, affordable wines.

Region: Languedoc and Roussillon
The Languedoc and Roussillon are two adjoining but distinctly separate wine regions in southern France. The Languedoc consists of two main regions: The Aude, home to the sub-regions of Limoux, Corbieres, Fitou, Minervois, and the Herault, which includes Picpoul de Pinet and the vin doux naturels producing regions of Banyuls, Frontignan, Lunel and Mireval.

Sub-Region: Cotes Catalanes

Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.