M. Chapoutier La Combe Pilate Esteban Sparkling

IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, Rhône

Tasting Notes

Pale gold with anise tints. The nose is bursting with freshness displaying aromas of citrus and chilled yellow-fleshed and stone fruit. The palate is tangy on entry with freshness and good balance, elegantly coated by the bubbles. Notes of grapefruit peel, bergamot and apricot with a tasty, saline finish.

Melon carparccio and raw ham, raspberry and strawberry salad with basil. Serving temperature: 7-9°C.

Early harvesting by hand to preserve the taste and aromatic freshness of the varietal. Direct pressing of the entire bunches, followed by the selection of the best juices. Settling. Fermentation in low-temperature vats (12°C) until the wine reaches around 9% alcohol. Bottling followed by natural continuation of the fermentation (i.e. “prise de mousse” is achieved without the addition of external sugar) until the sparkling wine reaches around 10-10.5% final alcohol. 2-3 months ageing in bottle on the lees (referred to as “sur latte”) after the fermentation is complete.

Alcohol by Volume: 10.5%
Residual Sugar: 4.20
Acidity: 6.9
Grapes: 100% Viognier

Clay, siliceous pebbles, calcareous gravel and loess. Areas with granitic leptynites (Gneissic metamorphic rock).

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    Wine Advocate, January 2022

    "A 100% Viognier sparkling wine, the 2019 Vin de France La Combe Pilate Esteban features notes of grapefruit and green peaches. Lean and clean, it's a light-bodied, refreshing wine with minimal aging on the lees. Drink it young."

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