2021 Mas des Volques Alba Dolia - DAMAGED LABEL
An exotic, texturally rich blend produced from Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and a small amount of Clairette. The Roussanne and Viognier are fermented in oak barrels ranging in age from new to 5 years old and then matured in the same barrels on lees for 6 months. The Clairette and White Grenache are stored in tank until blending and bottling.
Brilliant pale straw to straw colour with a watery hue. Ripe peach and apricot scents stream out of the glass followed by some subtle honeycomb like notes, hints of crème brulee and ginger spice. Rich, intense and possessing a full voluminous feel, luscious ripe peach, apricot and honeycomb flavours coat the palate. Subtle crème brulee and ginger spice elements linger through the back half. Balanced acidity lending just the right amount of freshness to the long opulent finish.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
The 2021 Duché D'Uzès Alba Dolia Blanc checks in as 45% Viognier, 30% Grenache, and the rest Roussanne and Clairette. It has lots of white flowers, honeyed mineral, and apricot-like aromatics and is medium-bodied, fresh, and lively on the palate. Drink bottles over the coming couple of years. Drink 2023-2025.