Château Unang Ventoux AOC Blanc 2019

Château Unang Ventoux AOC Blanc 2019
£16.00 / bottle£182.40 / case (12 bottles)

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Wine Type: White Wine
Country: France
Wine region: Rhône
Wine Type: New Wines
Grape variety: Clairette
Grape variety: Grenache Blanc
Grape variety: Roussanne
Wine style: Crisp Light White
Drink: now to 2025
ABV: 12.5%

Tasting Notes

The Ventoux region of Provence (which is in the Rhone wine region) can be very hot in the summer but Chateau Unang's vineyards are 220m above sea level and more importantly are in the shadow of the Monts du Vaucluse, protecting the plots from the sun and the heat. This is an important factor as the cool air and shade prolongs ripening and allows the acidity which can be low in the Clairette grape to remain relatively high. This microclimate and Chateau Unang's limestone soils with sandy top soil make for a pretty unique terroir which helps develop this wine's complexity. Clairette makes for 70% of this blend with Grenache Blanc and Roussanne making up the balance.

Scottish owners, James & Joanna King are one of a rising but still small number of independent wine producers in the region aiming for wines with elegance and depth. This white wine meets that aim and at great value too.  The wine is showing a real complexity of fruit, herbs and minerality ending with a lovely, long citrussy finish.

Food Pairing

The producers say "serve chilled, this wine could be your aperitif or will accompany shellfish. Drink now or keep 2-3 years although it can evolve over a longer period."

Producer's Notes

"Straw-coloured with green reflections, our White displays notes of lime, fresh pineapple, box in bloom. It is only afterwards the exotic fruits join the party producing a very dynamic mouth. Finally, our trademark freshness with a twist of lemon zest."

Awards awarded the 2020 version of this wine a whopping 17 points and described it as "... not flashy, not opulent, not trying to please. You could place this bottle on a noisy, vibrant family table groaning with food and at least one person will stop, in the midst of the chaos, and have a quiet oasis moment with this wine. It's the kind of wine that loves family, food, bright minds, good conversation." The 2019 was not reviewed by them but has a similar effect!

A wine to make you 'stop, in the midst of the chaos, and have a quiet oasis moment'; a dry white wine from Ventoux that's produced organically from low yields of Clairette, Roussanne & white Grenache giving the wine complexity & a crisp citrus finish

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