Lavau Cotes du Rhône White 2016 ~ Rhone, France
This is great……and here’s why!Curious Wines "...Beautiful!.....Fleshy, unctuous style that's very typical of the southern Rhône. Full and fruity, with a soft, yielding texture and loads of gorgeous pear, apricot and lemon flavours, and hints of almond blossom and anise on the dry finish."
The Winemaker "A lovely nose of peaches and pears with delicate anise overtones. Delicious on the palate with lovely fat, beautiful freshness and long-lingering aromas."
Grenache blanc (60%) Viognier (40%)
This wine is derived from selected vineyards in the Vaucluse and Gard areas of France. Grapes are selected from vines growing in clay-limestone plains and hillsides. After a light skin maceration, the grapes are pressed and placed in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.
Fermentation is carried out at low temperature to preserve as much fruit as possible. Ageing also takes place in vats, on the fines lees, with no malolactic fermentation taking place, in order to preserve the crisp, crunchy character of this easy-drinking wine.
Originally from Bordeaux, the Lavau family has been involved with winemaking for generations, and have had vineyards ranging from Bordeaux to Tunisia. In 1964 they were seduced by the richness and quality of the Provencal soil, and settled down to make wine in the Rhone Valley.
The cellars of Lavau are currently managed by Benoit and Frederic Lavau, who work in partnership with 350 different grape growers. Benoit is a frequent visitor to Singapore and Pop Up Wine events.