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Valcombe - No Sex for Butterly White Organic

IGP Costieres de Nimes

€19.99/Bottle | €239.88/Case
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Citrus flavours on the nose, complemented on the palate with exotic fruit and flower aromas. The depth of the Roussanne adds complexity and volume to a very aromatic and fresh wine.

"Sexual Confusion" is a protection technique that has been used for many year as a vineyard management tool. The main principle consists in avoiding mating between male and female butterflies by confusing them through the use of pheromones. Those pheromones are similar to the
natural substance produced by females to attract males. In a female pheromones saturated environment, males arevunable to locate precisely females; strictly...No Sex for Butterfly!
This technique fully preserves users, fauna and environment, while ensuring 100% no residues on grapes.

Blend
- Roussanne for volume and depth.
- Touches of Grenache Blanc and Viognier
for flavours and richness.

Terroir
Soils are poor, drained, slightly acidic,made of a thick layer of pebble stones, sediment from the Durance River. South exposure on 3% to 5% hill slopes.

Winemaking
Straight after picking bunches are pressed directly under CO2 cover. Juice is decanted
for 30 hours at about 10°c., then slowly fermented in tank at 12°c to 14°c.

Production: 7.660 bottles
Ageing: 5 month in cement tank.
The Vineyard
Château de Valcombe, a family-owned property since 1749, is the southernmost estate in the Costières de Nîmes. Close to the Mediterranean Sea and planted on soils boasting the highest concentration of limestone in the region, Valcombe offers refined, concentrated wines with exuberant freshness and minerality. In 1791 the estate received official recognition from the revolutionary army for the quality of wines sent to the frontlines; wines from the domain were featured at the 1855 and 1873 World’s Fairs.
 
Following the Second World War, the estate was inherited by Charles Ricome, who replanted most of the vineyards and was among the first to plant Syrah in the appellation. The reins of the estate have been handed to Charles’s son Dominique and his grandsons Basile and Nicolas. The vineyards planted in 1955 are still in cultivation and are, along with the entirety of the estates’ vineyards, in the process of being converted to organic viticulture.

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Critics
 
Valcombe - No Sex for Butterly White Organic
Red Nose Rating: 00%
Tags:
Aromatic whites, Fine Wine with long rich finish, Full, oaky whites, Organic - Natural cultivation