2010 Clos Ste-Magdeleine Cassis Blanc

SKU #1110681

There's always fish at the quaint little port of Cassis, so Clos Ste. Mageleine created a wine for the local catch of the day. Thank goodness! We always recommend this Marsanne-based white for fish soups and stews--the more different kinds of sea critters the better--made with plenty of tomato, Provençal herbs and maybe some fennel. Particularly fine and floral in 2010. This has a bit more nerve than recent global-warming vintages. 50% Marsanne, 25% Clairette, 25% Ugni Blanc. 13% abv.

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By: Adam Parry |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/30/2012  | Send Email
Just a perfect pairing for all things from the sea and Mediterranean fare.Crisp and salty with the greatest acidity.Enjoy!

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Varietal:

Marsanne

- If you've ever enjoyed the white wines of France's Rhône Valley, then you've probably inhaled the intoxicating honeysuckle and almond perfume of Marsanne. Most often blended with Roussanne and, increasingly, Viognier, Marsanne adds body and perfume to the wines of St-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage and St-Péray. It also planted in small amounts in Australia and the United States, where California's Rhône Rangers have embraced it. Aliases include Ermitage, Hermitage Blanc, Marsana and Grosse Roussette.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Provence

- Provence encompasses the southeastern portion of France that borders the Mediterranean. The largest appellation in the region is the Cotes de Provence that spans 49,600 acres of land in and around Marseilles. Thirteen different varietals are grown in this appellation with the most important grapes being Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Mouvedre. While much of the production is dry rose, there are many more serious wines being made from the area. Some of the most important smaller appellations within Provence include Bandol, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, and Coteaux Varois.
Alcohol Content (%): 13
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