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Bergerie du Capucin Dame Jeanne Blanc Saint Guilhem le Desert 2021

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Bergerie du Capucin Dame Jeanne Blanc Saint Guilhem le Desert 2021

  • Grapes Chardonnay 70%, Roussanne 15%, Viognier 15%
  • Country France
  • Region Languedoc Saint-Guilhem-le Desert
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Guilhem Viau
  • Closure Twintop
  • An expressive wine with aromas of mango, jasmine, and star anise leading to a richly textured palate with balancing freshness and lovely flinty character which carries through to a long, elegant finish.
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The grapes come from the Pic Saint-Loup appellation, the most northerly in the Languedoc, at the base of the Cevennes and Massif Central. However, as the Pic Saint-Loup appellation only covers red and rose wines, this white wine is produced under the IGP of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert. The soil is chalky-clay on marly sub-soil which imparts elegance to the wines. The climate is influenced by the Mediterranean Sea which is 15 miles away, but it is also continental due to the surrounding hills. The diurnal temperature variation can be significant, with over 25C difference between day and night, promoting a long growing season, resulting in concentrated wines with excellent balance. The average annual rainfall is 1,000mm which nourishes the vines throughout the warm, dry summer. The vineyards are cultivated sustainably, ploughing takes place to ensure good aeration of the soil and since 2020 the estate has been in conversion to organic status. Harvesting takes place in the cool of the night.

This 15-hectare estate is the passion of Guilhem Viau, who produces multi-award-winning wines from vineyards situated at 658 meters’ altitude on the first spurs of the Cevennes and Massif Central hills. The Dame Jeanne range is named after his ancestor whom Guilhem describes as ‘an elegant, beautiful, very vivacious lady; a shepherdess on the high plains of the Bergerie du Capucin’, while ‘Les 100 Pas du Berger’ translates as the ‘100 Steps of the Shepherd’, which pays homage to the path she trod. The vineyards are cultivated sustainably respecting the environment of this rugged landscape and allowing for the full expression of the garrigue and wild herbs that characterize this countryside. 

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