Plots of Grenache Gris, Macabeu and Grenache Blanc grown on slate and matured for 6 years under flor. The story of this wine began in 2006 with three barrels that had taken on oxidative notes. These barrels were set aside for ageing without rushing things. Over time, a layer of yeast developed . In reference to the anagram, it was called Cioran. One can also draw a parallel with the writer of the same name, whose style was sharp, straightforward and concentrated. These qualities are reflected in the wine. Like the other dry white wines from Roc des Anges, the Cioran is harvested early, which gives it its distinctive style.
Intense and bright golden yellow.
The Cioran shows itself as an animating and very individual white wine, as already announced, its bouquet is intense, distinctive and at the same time elegant. One perceives salty almonds, sea spray, sea breeze, iodine notes, meat broth, soy sauce and some apple skin, peach pit, banana peel, green banana and dried biscuits.
It enraptures the tongue with its sharpness, already showing salt lemon, fine apple fruit and beguiling spiciness in the attack. It resembles a super fine white Manzanilla Sherry and loves the combination with salty umami cuisine. A real discovery, definitely try it!
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Aperitif with seafood platter
- Cold tomato consommé with herb dumplings
- Tart with chicory and smoked salmon
Marjorie et Stéphane Gallet, 1 Route de Montner, 66720 Latour de France / France