2017 Field of the Bee 2017
- Case (Member)
- Grenache Blanc
- Grenache Gris
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2018 - 2019
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.
A refreshing yellow gold.
Very enticing, and quite expressive, with notes of white peach and pineapple.
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.
- 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.
- Food Pairing
Lovely with chicken, grilled pork and rich seafood dishes or just some salted almonds and charcuterie.
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"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!