Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut) Blanc 2018
Age of Vines: 10 to 100 Years
Yields: 25 hl/ha 4,000 bottles annually
Pruning Method: Cordon de Royal
Varieties: 70% Viognier, 30% Roussanne—10 year-old non-cloned vines
Vinification Method: Grapes are hand-harvested and undergo a very long maceration at a low temperature—without destemming the fruit. The wine is fermented in wooden tanks and aged on fine lees in second-hand oak casks for eight months. The wine is bottled without filtration. The wine has a total SO2 of only 25mg/L.
Pairing: Seared sea scallops, lobster, stewed fish dishes, creamy chicken, pasta dishes, roasted vegetables and hearty garden salads.