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Princess and The Bear

2019 Robe Blanche
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
85% Chardonnay, 15% Viognier
Aging
Matured separately in concrete tanks.
Alcohol %
13

Domaine Mas Nuy
2019 Robe Blanche

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Fragrant white flowers and nice acidity characterize this delicious, all-occasion white wine. The Viognier adds floral notes to the freshness of the unoaked Chardonnay, lending complexity to the mouth. The Chardonnay imparts a lovely, lingering finish. One of our favorites!

Robe Blanche charms as an aperitif with goat cheese and fig jam on crostini; adds zing to a luncheon of chicken salad with grapes, celery and toasted almonds; and finesse to a dinner of grilled snapper or seabass with pine nut and lemon-butter sauce, or Fettuccine Alfredo with lemon zest.   

Domaine: Domaine Mas Nuy
Appellation: IGP Pays d'Oc
Cuvée: 2019 Robe Blanche
Blend: 85% Chardonnay, 15% Viognier

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
85% Chardonnay, 15% Viognier
Aging
Matured separately in concrete tanks.
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The vineyards of Domaine Mas Nuy, located in the prized appellation of Faugères, are surrounded by holm oaks, arbutus, olive trees, and aromatic and medicinal plants. Many of the vines are planted at higher altitudes which limits erosion, encourages water retention and extends the ripening period. Sea winds also supply water while quickly drying the grapes. The terroir evolved from the "Monts de Faugères" geological system, dating from the Visean age. The schist soils of brown and gray slate are some of the oldest in France. Freshness, minerality and acidity of the wine can all be attributed to these soils. The terroir also includes shale from the marine deposits of a prehistoric sea. The shale provides both drainage and humidity in the vineyard. It retains up to 40% of its volume in water and stores twice as much heat as limestone. This is why the winemakers say the grapes “ripen at night.”
Production Notes
Hand-selected grapes and simple winemaking techniques (which are actually the most sophisticated) produce wines expressive of the famous Faugères terroir. The grapes are harvested at night to preserve freshness. Vinification occurs separately in concrete tanks prior to bottling.
Winemaker Notes
Our friend, winemaker Pierre Urbain of Domaine Mas Nuy, completed his oenological studies and, in 2005, found his piece of heaven in the Languedoc. He purchased vineyards high on the south-facing hills of Faugères — perfect schist soil, perfect sun, and perfect vineyards for catching the drying winds of both the mountains and Mediterranean Sea. He describes his role as “birthing the wines,” allowing them to fully express the terroir and the grapes, with little or no intervention from the winemaker.
Food Pairing Notes
Robe Blanche charms as an aperitif with goat cheese and fig jam on crostini; adds zing to a luncheon of chicken salad with grapes, celery and toasted almonds; and finesse to a dinner of grilled snapper or seabass with pine nut and lemon-butter sauce, or Fettuccine Alfredo with lemon zest.
Production
Domaine Mas Nuy is in the process of becoming certified organic. All-natural fertilizers are used and, if needed, organic compounds to combat mildew.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or keep for up to 2 years.