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Provence

Château Simone - IGP Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône - Les Grands Carmes - Blanc - 2020

Characteristics

  • Country / Region: Provence
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Name: IGP Bouches-du-Rhône
  • Grape variety: 80% Clairette, 10 Ugni Blanc, 10% Viognier
  • Alcohol: 14 vol.
  • Color: White
  • Capacity: 75 cl

AWARDS

Estate rated 2 stars in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2022 (RVF) Estate rated 4 stars in the 2022 Bettane et Desseauve Guide

Wine: The 2020 White IGP Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Les Grands Carmes is a very fresh white wine, both deep and fragrant, carried by beautiful and delicate aromas of white fruits. A delicious bottle of consistency and persistence that can already be enjoyed with a food pairing such as a grilled salmon or a sea bass in a salt crust. You can also leave it to age several more years in the cellar, for even more complexity.

Vinification: Hand harvested, partially de-stemmed, aged on fine lees for 8 months in small oak barrels.

Color: Pale and bright golden yellow.

Nose: Aroma of fresh fruits.

Palate: Delicate and perfumed, this is wine of great freshness, consistency and persistence.

Temperature: Serve between 10 and 12°C.

Food and wine pairing: Noble white-fleshed fish in a light cream sauce, sea bass in a salt crust, grilled salmon, fine Bresse poultry, aged Banon cheese or Spanish Manchego cheese.

Cellar aging: From now until 2026

Located in the heart of Provence, Château Simone is an exceptional vineyard. An estate whose white wine has earned the distinction of “greatest white wine of the Mediterranean” on several occasions. An unsurprising feat for this wine which is racy, deep and complex, bottling all of Provence’s warmth and conviviality. Their red and rosé wines are just as gorgeous, the perfect representation of this terroir’s full-bodied spirit and generous style. 

Nowadays, Château Simone is undoubtedly one of the most famous and sought-after wines of Provence. Freed from any invasive technicality, their wines are precise marqueurs of their exceptional terroirs, filled with all the flavors from the south. 

These wines, named “Grands Carmes”, pay tribute to the monks who lived in the ancient bastide on the estate. These wines are exclusively reserved for our Valap members!