Cotes du Rhone blanc Les Travers - White Wine

Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne Blanc – AOC
Flavour profile
Soft, elegant, aromatic. A real winter wine.
Grape variety
30% Clairette, 20% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanche, Marsanne and Viognier (may vary per vintage year)
Les Travers includes several lots on the hills of Cairanne and on the flat Plan de Dieu. For this white Les Travers the grapes are harvested in vineyards with a bottom of clay and limestone on the flanks of the 'coteaux' and alluvial sand in the Valley. The average age of the vines is more than 30 years.
The grapes are 100% hand-picked and carefully selected in the vineyard. Upon arrival in the wine cellars, they are immediately pressed and pneumatically cooled for the must to settle. 80% of the fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at 18 ° C and 20% in new oak barrels, with regular bâtonnage. To maintain the necessary freshness in the wine is typically a malolactic fermentation not desired.
Very bright and sparkling colour, yellow with a green tang. In the nose, floral aromas dominate, complemented by nuances of exotic fruits, pear, melon and tangerine with a hint of vanilla. Notes of almond paste and honey are not far away. Spicy, fruity and round in the beginning, dry and smooth on the tongue, beefy and greasy in the beautiful long finish.
Serve with
In the Rhône Valley this organic wine is often served with oysters and other shellfish. Classically combined with sea fish, poultry or white meat. Particularly good with poultry paté or terrine.
Serving Temperature
8-12 °C
Culinary Advice
Delicious served with our Sole and Scallop Roulade.

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Pepin Condé Cabernet Sauvignon - Red Wine

Stark-Condé Wines is a family business that produces high-quality artisan wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa. American born and raised José Condé earned his stripes working in the art and design world for 15 years. In 1997, he moved with his wife and two daughters to South Africa, where, together with his father-in-law Hans Schroder (owner of Neil Elis Wines), founded in Stark-Condé Wines in 1998. The name of the company is a combination of the surnames of co-owner and winemaker José Condé and of his wife. Pepin Condé is a trademark of Stark-Condé. The name is derived from the local wine maker's childhood pet name: (José) Pepin Condé...
The brand stands for high-quality wines made from specific vineyards outside the usual wine region of the Stark-Condé wines. These specially selected vineyards all produce top quality grapes with their own character. For this wine, mainly cabernet sauvignon and merlot grapes from a well known vineyard on the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch are used, supplemented with grapes from Helderberg and Jonkershoek Valley. The average height of the vineyards is 250 m and the average age of the vines is around 15 years.

This wine is classicly vinified. The destalked and crushed grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped 3 times daily so that the juices come into contact with oxygen. After the alcoholic fermentation, the grape must is compressed and transferred back into the stainless steel tanks where it undergoes the malolactic fermentation. Part of the wine fermentation takes place in oak barrels. The assembled wine is matured for 12 months partly in French and partly in American oak barrels. Before bottling, the wine is lightly filtered.

Taste impression:
Typical classic 'Stellenbosch' Cabernet wine, intensely aromatic, plenty of ripe dark fruit, powerful, fleshy and full, with prominent tannins and a very pleasant 'spicy touch'. Serve at: 15-17 ° C. Ageing potential: a few years after the harvest at best.

Culinary advice:
Ideal accompaniment to meat dishes with a powerful, rich flavour: beef, game, lamb, grilled meat, from the braai or barbecue, roasted in the oven or the rotissoire, or in stews... Also delicious with ripe, hard farmhouse cheeses.

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