August Wine of the Month 2: A Rare, Crisp White from the Luberon

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August Wine of the Month 2:  A Rare, Crisp White from the Luberon

It's rare that we find a Rhone Valley white that exhibits such freshness. That's why we fell in love at first sip.

2019 Chateau La Canorgue Luberon Blanc, Rhone Valley, France

If you were to close your eyes and imagine the most beautiful, classic 17th century estate in all of Provence, complete with olive groves and a Roman spring on the hillside property, you would likely be picturing Chateau La Canorgue.  So stunning, in fact, it was featured in the cinematic rendition of Peter Mayle’s, A Good Year starring Russell Crowe, Albert Finney and Marion Cotillard.  There is even a painting of the estate on the front label.  Very proud is the Margan family, owners of the domaine for over 200 years.

The vineyards at Chateau La Canorgue have been organically farmed since the late seventies, so they have some of the healthiest vines in the region.  Here we have a blend of Clairette, Roussanne, Marsanne and Bourbelanc, the yields of which have been reduced for optimum quality and concentration.  Aromatically haunting, weaving from stone fruit to citrus, to herbal and back.  Texture is full, but you get plenty of mineral notes and acidity which makes the wine delightfully balanced.  A curvy, dry white wine that we all agreed, we could drink all day long.

$16.99 per bottle    $203.88 per case

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