Domaine Bellavista

Blanc 2017
Côtes Catalanes

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Estate bottled

On a slope of the ``Aspre``

The Estate is built on a slope of the « Aspre », the foothills of the Pyrenees, which protect from the local North wind, « Tramontane ».

Bella Vista and its vineyards enjoy a beautiful view of the Roussillon and the Mediterranean.

Built in the 13th Century, it was then just a sheeppen and land. It grew in acreage with the centuries and was beginning of the 20th a farm, with various cultivations including vines. For a long time the grapes went to the local cooperative.

Bought by the Bertrand family in 1992 as a wine producing Estate, it has since started bottling its own cuvees.

The Estate is BIO (Ecocert certified) since the 2013 vintage.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

Located in the hills of the « Aspres », at an elevation between 100 and 200m, the vineyards grow on clay and gravel for some, brown schists for the other.

Main features are heat and little rain.

Varietals are :

Marsanne 75%
Viognier 25%

Both varietals are vinified separately, and assembled after tasting to determine the best possible blend.

Serve at 14°C.

Aromatic and fresh, the wine develops fragrances of exotic fruit, and will suit rich fish dishes. On its own, have it as a luscious aperitive.