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Domaine Fortuné Angélique 2016 IGP Cévennes

(Code: FORT/ANGEL/16)
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Domaine Fortuné Angélique 2016 IGP Cévennes
Vintage
2016
 
Region IGP Cévennes - north of Sommieres, in the Gard
Colour/Style Dry white - medium-to-full bodied.
Grapes 80% Grenache Blanc, 20% Vermentino
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food On its own, or with fish, seafood, chicken, cheese
Next day 
Even better
Drink Now, or to 2020

A blend of Grenache Blanc and Vermentino (a.k.a Rolle). Whilst 10% of the Grenache is fermented in barrique, the remainder of the wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel vats, so any oak influence is absolutely minimal. The colour is a bright, limpid straw/gold. The nose offers a complex array of fresh tree-fruit aromas (notably peach, orange and apricot) with subtle pea pod, floral, apple pie and freshly cut grass notes. The palate has a gently creamy texture to it, although the overall mouth feel is almost (but not quite) bone dry, with those white tree fruit and soft citrus flavours to the fore. There's just a hint of orange zest, along with subtle fennel, herb and spice nuances and plenty of mouth-watering acidity. It also possesses a slightly savoury/saline quality, countered by a refreshing mineral/wet stone streak, which adds complexity and carries through to a long, cool finish. This really is top quality wine-making, with a flavour and texture profile similar to a white Chateauneuf-du-Pape or top Cotes du Rhone. It deserves to be paired with food - broadly speaking, simple chicken or fish dishes, or perhaps a quiche or pissalidiere - rather than simply quaffing. A really beautiful wine, which is lovely to drink now (and even better on day 2) and will continue to evolve for at least another year or two.