2018 Field of the Bee - DELIVERY MAY 2019

Retail
£15.00
Member
£12.00
Case
£90.00
Case (Member)
£72.00
Varieties
Grenache Blanc
Grenache Gris
Vintage
2018
Country
France
Region
Roussillon
Alcohol
13%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2019 - 2020

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Description

Our sixth vintage of Field of the Bee is 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

After a damp spring, 2018 was a warm year with an extremely hot period for a couple of weeks in July, but there was enough groundwater to keep the vines healthy throughout the summer, and to produce an abundant crop of delicious grapes.

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