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2017

Field of the Bee

Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris

Côte du Roussillon

13 Alcohol

Introduction

The fifth vintage of Field of Bee, and an exclusive release in Canada, comes from the driest and hottest part of France, Côte du Roussillon. Justin Howard-Sneyd is the Master of Wine for Domaine of the Bee, is thankful this vintage escaped the extreme weather that threatened the area in 2017. The summer was blissfully warm, and had just enough rain for the grapes to remain fresh in the heat. For a winery that usually produces red wine, they have partnered with a nearby vineyard and friend, Jean-Marc Lafage, owner of Chateau St Roch, for this approachable, dry, and peachy white wine. This blend of 50% Grenache Blanc(Jean-Marc), and 50% Grenache Gris (Justin). As the “Domaine” label is specific to a wine with 100% of the grapes from their own domain, they use the Field of the Bee for this blend, made by two friends within Roussillon.


How it looks

Yellow pollen with flecks of gold

How it smells

Expressive pineapple and soft white peaches

How it tastes

Soft and approachable, but not lacking in flavour. Slightly dry, with stone fruit aromatics. A faint almond floats on top of each delicious sip.

Recommended food pairing

For a light snack, salted almonds or a charcuterie board with your favourite meats. For a full meal, a shrimp and scallop lasagna.

2017Field of the Bee

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