Domaine des Masques - Essentielle 2016 - White
"Essentielle" is a dry but aromatic white wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Elegant and with great finesse, it's an excellent alternative to finer wines from Burgundy.
- Country : France
- Region : Provence
- Grape variety : 100% Chardonnay
- Classification : IGP Bouches-du-Rhône
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13%
- Storage potential : 2-3 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Domaine des Masques is located a few kilometers from Aix-en-Provence in a unique natural environment, 550 meters above the sea level, at the foot of the Sainte Victoire mountain. It was here, that Paul Cezanne, in his time, painted many of his most famous paintings. Before 1993 there were only scrubland here and in just 20 years, the domain has evolved into what it is today. The philosophy of the winemaking is to mix tradition with innovation in a unique manner. The objective is to make wines with personality and of excellent quality. The wine production is conducted in collaboration with Yves Cuilleron, also known from the Rhône Valley and his Condrieu, Cornas and Côte-Rôtie wines. No chemical pesticides are used in the agriculture and the working methods and tools are of the latest technology.
A bright straw yellow color with silvery hues. Fruity aromas with hints of pineapple and passion fruit. A fine structure referring to the great white wines of Burgundy, but with the South's freshness. Perfect to fish with a cream sauce or dishes with a bit of exotic spices that require a stronger counterbalance.