What a delectable surprise! Exuding a wonderful balance between ripeness of fruit and vibrant freshness which many white wines from the south of France lack, even in their first flush of youth.
A blend of old vine Bourboulenc and Roussanne, the 2015 Cuvee Arpege, is produced by the aristocratic Jacques Boscary, at his enchanting estate, Chateau Roquette Sur Mer. With a terroir akin to that of Chateauneuf du Pape, Roquette’s superbly sited vineyards form an amphitheatre above the cliffs of the "Massif de la Clape”. Due to the close proximity of the sea here, the vines enjoy the summer breezes, providing a maritime freshness and beneficially slower ripening period.
The wine possesses a lovely fresh, aromatic bouquet with white flowers, almonds and subtle notes of fresh pineapple. Clean and fresh on the palate, with good ‘gras’ and intensity. Delicious ripe fruit with hints of apricot and delicate tropical nuances. Seamlessly balanced, silky and smooth, refreshingly supported by soft tannins and a lift of zesty acidity. A sheer delight!
Usual Retail £15.27 per bottle Special weekend offer £79.00 per case x six bottles (Limited Availability) Valid until 12.00 noon Monday 17th August