Lancyre Roussanne

White

France

Languedoc

Description

Purchased in 1970 by the Durand and Valentin families, the Château was originally built in the 1500s, on the ruins of a 12th century fort. Records of winemaking date back to 1550! Lancyre is now viewed among the top estates of Pic Saint-Loup, which has justifiably garnered a reputation as the Languedoc’s single best wine district.

Tasting Notes: Aromas of peaches and country hay on the nose, with just a touch of spearmint and honey. Big, bold and crisp, with great freshness on the palate.

Serve With: Enjoy this distinctive, unoaked white on its own, or with poultry, creamy pasta dishes, or seafood (especially sole or fried calamari).

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert IGP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871008754

Case Code

10097871008751

Vineyards

198 acres planted to Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Carignan, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Viognier. Clay/limestone based soils. Vines average nearly 500 feet in elevation, with the highest parcels at 650 feet above sea level. Sustainably grown.

Pic Saint-Loup is widely viewed as the Languedoc’s best wine district. It is the most northerly of all Languedoc appellations, and stylistically, the wines are closer to Northern Rhône wines than their Southern Rhône counterparts (think Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie, not Châteauneuf-du-Pape).

Composition

85% Roussanne (with equal parts Viognier and Marsanne).

Viticulture

Yields of 3 tons/acre. Clay/limestone based soils. Lancyre\'s white varietals are planted in the coolest, northern parts of Pic Saint-Loup.

Winemaking

Racked then fermented at 64 ‐68°F, after a delicate pressing. Vinified in traditional cement tanks. 4 months on the lees, with regular batonnage. Unoaked.

Alcohol

13.5%

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

LANC011218

 

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