Cart 0 items: $0.00
Search

Princess and The Bear

2022 Empreintes
Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
76% Roussanne, 16% Marsane, 8% Viognier
Appellation
AOP Languedoc
Alcohol %
13.5

Terre des 2 Sources
2022 Empreintes

In Stock
Add To Cart
$27.99
/ 750ml
SKU: TD2SEmpreintes22

A complex wine with aromas of citrus flower, grapefruit and mandarin.  Some of the wine has spent time in old oak barrels giving it underlying creamy toasty notes.  On the rich and mouth-filling palate are hints of citrus fruits, spice and hazelnuts with fresh acidity and a dry finish.

Serve this charming wine with fresh ceviche or a lemon risotto.

Wine Description

Fruit:
Floral:
Spice:
Wood:
Herbal:
Body:
Mineral:
Crisp:

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
76% Roussanne, 16% Marsane, 8% Viognier
Appellation
AOP Languedoc
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The rugged Cevennes mountains overlook these vineyards, sending cool winds during the summer and slowing the maturation of the grapes. The longer the grapes hang on the vine the more this increases flavor and complexity. The soil is calcareous (chalky), stony clay. The Ugni Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne parcels are at higher elevations with greater sun exposure during the day and cooler temperatures at night. The Vermentino parcel sits on a cooler northwest-facing slope with less sun, allowing the grapes to retain their freshness and typicity.
Production Notes
2022 Empreintes blanc is 100% fermented in old barrels. Each variety was fermented separately. Specific yeast are chosen for each variety and added to the barrel which allows a longer fermentation, with a maximum temperature of 26 degrees. Once fermentation has finished, the barrels are stirred weekly for two months, then left for a minimum of two further months before blending, filtering and bottling.
Winemaker Notes
Terre des 2 Sources began with two couples who shared a dream — to find the best land and wine-growing environment and to craft exceptional wines. The foursome realized their dream with an estate on high elevation just south of the Cevennes mountains with a rich diversity of soils, slopes, aquatic features and climate. Kirsten Creasy is the winemaker, and her husband Glen manages the vineyards. Kirsten has a long and successful career making wines in different places throughout the world. She is native to New Zealand and has made wines there as well as in Australia and France. She is part of the Languedoc renaissance making her own wine in this special terroir.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve this charming wine with fresh ceviche or a lemon risotto.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or keep up to two years.