Guffens-Château des Tourettes - Vin de France - Tinus - Plateau de l'Aigle - Blanc - 2020
Country / Region: Rhone Valley
Name: Vin de France
Grape variety: 100% Viognier
Alcohol: 13.5 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
Wine:A model of craftsmanship, the 2020 White Vin de France Tinus Viognier Plateau de l'Aigle delivers the quintessence of its grape variety in an incisive, tapered approach, with pure jasmine notes that are both fine and intense. With all the dexterity of Jean-Marie Guffens, this white wine profiles a fruity, balanced palate. We appreciate its persistence and freshness, perfect for the beginning of a meal or a baked fish.
Vinification:Hand harvested in crates. Separation of the first juices exclusively for this wine. Fermentation in barrels for one year then maturation in concrete tanks for 6 months. No fining or filtration.
Color:Golden yellow of nice intensity.
Nose:Aromas of jasmine highlighted by exotic notes.
Palate:A delicate and well-balanced wine, of nice density and beautiful persistent finish.
Temperature:Serve between 10 and 12°C.
Food and wine pairing:Confit vegetable pie, scallops marinated in fleur de sel, asparagus fricassee with morels, cheese soufflé.
Cellar aging:From now until 2026
The absolute elite of the Mâconnais region, elevated by the French press to the rank of “the greatest chardonnay winemaker in the world”, Jean-Marie Guffens is an icon. His white wines are lined up alongside the most prestigious Burgundian estates and all wine aficionados know the value of his precious vintages.
His dexterity and keen eye lead him to explore new trends and vinification processes and he proves particularly adept at sculpting original and unique wines, like this Chardonnay from the Tinus Collection, born at Château des Tourettes, the Luberon property of Jean-Marie and Maine Guffens, located on limestone-rich terroirs at an altitude of 400 meters.