2017 Field of the Bee 2017

Retail
£15.00
Member
£12.00
Case
£90.00
Case (Member)
£72.00
Varieties
Grenache Blanc
Grenache Gris
Vintage
2017
Country
France
Region
Roussillon
Alcohol
13%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2019

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Description

Our fifth vintage of Field of the Bee arrives in early June.
A lovely, fresh, yet rounded white with notes of peach and lemon, with a touch of almond.

Eyes

A refreshing yellow gold.

Nose

Very enticing, and quite expressive, with notes of white peach and pineapple.

Mouth

A dry wine, but also very soft and approachable, this rich, flavourful white has some of the zing of Sauvignon, but with a much smoother, softer palate, more like a Viognier, with layers of peachy fruit.

Body

medium

Winemaking Notes

The grapes that go into this wine come from vineyards belonging to Jean-Marc Lafage (hence it is bottled under the 'Field of the Bee' label, rather than as 'Domaine of the Bee' (which would need to come 100% from our own vineyards) Some of Jean-Marc's vines are over 100 years old, and produce fabulously intense grapes which need careful vinification in cool temperatures, and just a small amount of the wine was aged in barrel.

Growing Conditions

Our part of the Roussillon was lucky to escape the extreme weather conditions that affected so many parts of France. A warm summer with a little rain meant the grapes retained their freshness.

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Reviews

Victoria Moore

June 2, 2018 23:00

"an exceedingly summery meadow-scented white (made from grenache gris and grenache blanc) that I fell in love with at first taste" – written for The Telegraph (but cut from the final copy) and emailed to us by Victoria, who wanted to share what she thought!

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