Cave de Tain Première Note Marsanne 2018

White

France

Northern Rhône Valley

Description

The Cave de Tain is among the world’s very greatest wine producers, a giant of the Northern Rhone with over 50 acres in Hermitage, a stunning, state-of-the-art winery (10 million Euros invested over the past five years) and a brilliant team of winegrowers.

Besides Hermitage, they produce most of the region’s IGP (previously Vin de Pays) and half of all Crozes Hermitage (but bottling only a third of that under their own top label), as well as St Joseph, Cornas and St. Peray.

Tasting Notes: A vibrant wine with aromas of white and yellow fruit, with light citrus and floral notes. Crisp, refreshing and bright on the palate, with a clean finish.

Serve With: A brilliant aperitif, it pairs well with seafood, salads, light cheeses and more.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014977

Case Code

10097871014974

Vineyards

Sustainably-grown (certified Group ICV). Nearly 2500 acres under vine, with more 2200 acres in appellation (AOP) vineyards (Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Cornas, Saint Péray) and the balance in IPG Collines Rhodaniennes. Appellation vineyards include 71.6 acres in Hermitage (of which the Cave de Tain directly owns 54.3 acres).

Fruit for the “Première Note” Marsanne was grown on slopes bordering the eastern side of “Cru” vineyards, within the districts of Tain l’Hermitage, St Donat and Tournon. Soils are dominated by clay and chalk.

Composition

100% Marsanne

Viticulture

Vines average 10-20 years in age. Yields of 4 tons/acre.

Winemaking

Fermented in stainless steel tanks. No malolactic conversion. Matured in tank on the fine lees and bottled young.

Alcohol

12.0%

Accolades

91 pts “Very pure and stylish.” – JM, Wine Spectator, 11/15/19 (2018).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

TAIN111218

 

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