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Château Pech-Céleyran Cuvée Ombline Blanc

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Château Pech-Céleyran Cuvée Ombline Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains

Pays d'Oc, France

Alc. 12.5 %

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The Château Pech-Céleyran wine estate has been owned by the Saint-Exupéry family for five generations and is located in France’s Pays d’Oc region. The 96 hectare vineyard is on and around the hill known as "Le Pech". The land and traditions have been passed on through generations and the domaine is still a family-owned business. As with many other wineries, Château Pech-Céleyran is also home to a beautiful inn, which acts as a welcoming temporary home for wine lovers from around the world.

The estate grows grapes and produces their wines with a great respect for the environment. The two types of climate in their vineyards are humid, with maritime influences; and dry, with northerly winds that keep the grapes dry to prevent pests and disease. The winds also bathe the vineyards in the scents of the surrounding scrubland, which influences the aromatic complexity in their wines. They are in one of the sunniest and windiest regions of France, where the diligent blending gives their wine a lovely brightness. This fresh wine can be served chilled at 8 C, from now until 2022.

Smell

There are complex and robust fruit notes of crisp honeydew melon, white peach, and lime leaf. There is also a pleasant fragrance of white flowers and acacia, with a hint of almond, on a subtle but aromatic nose.

Taste

The fruity flavours of the Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat grapes are very complementary in this blend. The flavours are bright and start off with some grapefruit and honeydew, with further fruit flavours of white peach and dried apricots. This medium-bodied white has a nice acidity and may be the perfect white with which to transition into fall!

Pairing

This wine works well as an aperitif, but would also match well with a grilled pork chop with a peach chutney.

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