Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wine of the Week: Chateau Revelette Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Blanc

While it is from Provence, this week's featured wine is not a rosé but a white! Wine has been made in Provence for over 2600 years, making it one of the oldest wine making regions in France. Due to it's fantastic climate, limestone, granite, and volcanic soils Provence is home to a variety of grape varietals. The Chateau Revelette Provence Blanc made up of 60% Ugni Blanc, 27% Rolle, and 13% Sauvignon Blanc. Due to the unique blend of grapes, this white wine is beautifully balanced with an aromatic nose and a bright acidity and minerality. For pairings, think geographical! Provence sits along the Mediterranean coast of France, and is bordered by the Rhone River to the west and the Côte d’Azur on the east. Serve this wine with a variety of seafood dishes, oysters, and pasta with cream sauce.

Nestled in the heart of Provence on the northern slope of the Montagne Mont-Victoire (famously painted by Cézanne), lie the unspoiled and wild lands of Chateau Revelette. The estate is run by Peter Fischer, who studied oenology at the famous University of California – Davis, and upon completion of the program and a short stint at Buena Vista winery in Sonoma, he moved to the south of France and began his search for suitable land. Since his ownership, Peter has expanded the land under vine to 24 hectares and has planted nine grape varietals, all while respecting the surrounding nature. Peter has a relaxed and straightforward approach to winemaking and despite his Californian education, his resulting wines exude a classical Old Worldelegance and refinement.


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