Domaine Bellavista

Réserve d’Ava Blanc 2014
Côtes du Roussillon AOP

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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

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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.

Breakdown of varietals used for this ciuvee is :

Marsanne 65%
Viognier 35%

The two are vinified separately, aged separately and the assemblage is made after tasting.

Serve at 15 / 16°C.

The wine shows beautiful toasted undertones, framing honey and wax sweet tastes, with a subtle wood touch.

A wine that will benefit rich fish dishes or be enjoyed on its own, for sheer pleasure.