Domaine des hautes Collines de la Côte d'Azur - Cuvée du pressoir Romain 2016 - White
Cuvée du Pressoir Romain is made from 100% Rolle grapes, or Vermentino as they are called in Italy. The wine is aged in the finest Bordeaux oak barrels for 8 months. Only then, the wine is bottled and goes on sale. A dry but very full-bodied and aromatic white wine that bears traces of the Mediterranean sun.
- Country : France
- Region : Alpes Maritimes
- Grape variety : 100% Rolle (Vermentino)
- Classification : IGP Alpes Maritimes
- Awards : Guide Hachette
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13.5%
- Storage potential : 4-5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Domaine des hautes Collines de la Côte d'Azur is not only a winery where good wine has been made for thousands of years , it is also an equally adorable as unique place near the village of St Jeannet , located on the hills above Nice in southern France. The winemaking in St Jeannet was initiated by the Romans already 2000 years ago and even until the 1960s , you could enjoy the magnificent postcard view from St Jeannet , with view over the wineyards and the azure blue sea in the background . Today, Domaine des Hautes Collines de la Côte d'Azur , is the only remaining vineyard in St. Jeannet , but for the nostalgic , it is still today possible to relive the image of St. Jeannet 's vineyards in the Hitchcock movie " To Catch a Thief : In the beginning of the film , Cary Grant stands as front man in front of the beautiful vineyards . Today it's Georges Rasse who along with his 92 -year-old father, René ( who by the way was the one who refused to sell his land in the 60's ) that proudly represent what is left of the more ancient vineyards of St Jeannet. The wine is made in an ancient and unique way. The fermented wine is poured into transparent glass urns placed outdoors completely at the mercy of the weather. Neither light, cold or heat affect the age-old process to allow the wine to mature outdoor. Not only that it is a delight for the eyes to see all the winefilled urns lined up outside , it all has a function since staying outdoors helps to stabilize the wine and create the typical aromas in wine from St Jeannet . The stabilization and clarification process is then all natural and the wine has absolutely no additives. The bottle labels are unique for each vintage and it's Georges brother Denis who is the artist. The big vintages are represented by very colorful and detailed labels , smaller vintages have less colorful labels. The vineyard has only 4-5 hectares of land and the wine is produced almost manually. An amazing winery that has its evident place in the wine cellar.
Beautiful clear yellow color with golden hues. An light and very pleasant scent of vanilla. Full-bodied flavor of ripe fruit. Perfect for an aperifit, various cold dishes or in the best case with a local socca or pissaladière!