Fruit from the Gers region, in the centre of southern France provides a core of vibrant and expressive fruit with impressive depth whilst the high altitude, cool climate Aude Valley fruit provides lifted aromatics, savoury complexity and bright, fresh acidity.
Completely whole bunch fermented with a short maceration (a few hours) sufficient to impart colour and texture. Following a soft pressing, the juice is given a cool fermentation in stainless steel and allowed to ferment to almost complete dryness. Maturation on lees in stainless steel adds texture and malolactic fermentation is prevented to ensure vibrancy.
Very pale pink in colour, sitting well within the classic Provence “pale and dry” spectrum. The nose is sweetly perfumed with aromas of strawberries and rose petals. The palate is elegant and effortless with light berry and candied fruit drop flavours lingering long on a soft, dry finish.
It is delicately fragrant on the nose showing rockmelon, citrus, raspberry and floral characters with a hint of savoury complexity. The palate is bright and vibrant, and delivers pristine fruit flavours together with fine texture and crisp acidity, finishing persistent and tasty. At its best: now to end of 2018. Rating: 92 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
|Brand||La Prima Vita|
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