Ma Cuvée Blanc 2016 comes from Chateau Fontainebleau, This estate dates back to the 17th century and takes its name from a nearby river, which helps to provide an environment of the wet subsoil. This means that the vines endure less heat during the summer, resulting in delicate and elegant red, white and rosé wines produced using only biodynamic methods. Spanning 27 hectares across a number of parcels, the vines at Château Fontainebleau grow alongside olive trees amid a landscape of rolling hills. Each parcel of land is dedicated to a single grape variety, either Ugni Blanc, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Vermentino, Cinsault or Carignan. The soils are highly diverse, but there is a prevalence of volcanic tuff rock, limestone clay and iron oxide-rich red mudstone.
Due to the vineyard’s configuration, the grapes can only be picked up by hand. This enables the domain to harvest parcels separately, letting others continue to ripen, and thus improving the production quality.
Ma Cuvée Blanc 2017 has a subtle nose developing into floral notes, a great distinction and has a lot of freshness. It’s a thirst-quenching wine great for before dinner drinks on the terrace or around the pool.