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Domaine de Ravanès Le Renard Blanc 2018 Coteaux de Murviel

(Code: RAVA/REN/18)
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Domaine de Ravanès Le Renard Blanc 2018 Coteaux de Murviel
Vintage
2018
 
Region Thézan-les-Béziers, 10km north of Béziers
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, fermented and aged 1 year in barrel
Grapes 75% Grenache Gris & Blanc, 25% Maccabeu
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Fish, chicken, pork, paella, oriental dishes 
Next day 
Even better
Drink Now, or to 2028
The estate's flagship white, from 75 year-old Grenache Gris and Blanc and Maccabeu vines. A bright, medium gold colour, with zesty, herbaceous, spice and mineral notes - lime oil, quince, crushed nettles, thyme, mint, coriander and wet stone are just a few of the aromas and flavours, in a wine of genuine subtlety and complexity. In the mouth, it is tight and focused, with ample acidity and plenty of grip, courtesy of extended maceration on the grape skins, followed by a year's ageing in oak barrels. Grenache (either Gris or Blanc) and Maccabeu never make for overtly fruity wines, but the word "winey" always tends to spring to mind with the best - especially when aged in oak barrels. And this is a classic example, with herbaceous and mineral elements dominating over background notes of citrus, peach and apple, with a subtle oak influence. Restrained power and elegance is the order of the day, essentially dry and tangy, but with a gently oily texture and a cool, long, minty/spicy finish. Although good to drink now, this will undoubtedly gain even more complexity and weight with some bottle age.