Origin: le Cellier des Princes, I.G.P. Vin de Pays de Vaucluse
Taste guide: Dry, honeysuckle floral nose, peach and apricot fruit flavours, crisp and fresh, unoaked
75cl - 12.5% - normacork closure
Le Cellier des Princes is a unique cooperative which was founded in 1925 and today has 190 members across south-east France. The name "Le Triporteur" revives the idea of winemakers riding to towns and villages on a tricycle, selling bottles of wine.
This wine is a blend of Grenache, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussane and Sauvignon grapes grown in the Vaucluse region which were carefully harvested and vinified in the le Cellier's winery in Courthézon.
Each varietal was vinified separately following de-stalking and pressing with fermentation in stainless steel at low temperatures. There was no malolactic fermentation in order to optimize the freshness by controlling the acidity. After careful blending to produce the final wine, bottling was not undertaken until the following Spring to maximise freshness and aromas.
The wine has a clear gold, greenish colour. Grenache blanc brings roundness in the mouth with white flowers nuances, Clairette brings grapefruit, acacias, Roussane and Marsanne bring stone fruits and complexity, and Sauvignon Blanc brings exotic fruits aromas.
Excellent drunk on its own and can be paired with shellfish, fish and various starters. The winery advises that the wine can be kept for up to 2 years from vintage, so is still drinking perfectly.
Was awarded a GOLD MEDAL by "le Guide Gilbert & Gaillard" - one of France's key wine guides for more than two decades.
We are biased, being devoted Francophiles, but modern French wines are more than a match for anything the New World can offer.
Just give this a try and you'll see why we love southern French wines.
Mainly a restaurant wine and not seen in retail but wine menu prices would indicate a retail value of around £8. just £5.75 at Binendwines.