Domaine de l'Engarran - Cuvée La Lionne - White
Cuvée La Lionne from Domaine de l'Engarran is made from 100% Sauvignon. The wine is produced according to the classic method, with selection of the soils and cuvées to make the grape variety come out in its best possible way.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Sauvignon
- Classification : IGP Pays d'Oc
- Awards : Silver medal Concours général agricole de Paris
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13 %
- Storage potential : 5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château de l'Engarran belongs to the Grill family since 5 generations. Today it's the two sisters, Constance Rerolle-Grill and Diane Losfelt Grill who control the wine production since 30 years. However, it all started already in 1632, when Henry d'Engarran, who had public responsibilities for the Languedoc region, bought the vineyard from the noble lords in Saint-Georges d'Orques which is a villages located just outside Montpellier in southern France. He decides to start the wine production in his own name. Later, Jean Vassal became the owner when he received the property as a wedding gift from his wife and he was the person who built the beautiful castle building as it looks today. Saint Georges d'Orques has a soil which is similar to the one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape with its red soil covered with round stones. The wines from here have long aging potential and always contain a certain freshness.
A shiny bright yellow color. The nose has aromas of lemonade, white peaches and lime. The palate has a good balance between freshness and soft sweetness. The freshness expresses itself through aromas of citrus and exotic fruits, while the soft sweetness comes true with hints of yellow plum, honey melon, but also of white flowers and citron. A white wine to serve on very varied occasions; as an aperitif, to oyster or mussels, an oven-baked fish fillet, a krabterrin, a cheese suffle or a fruit cake!