Grower: Les Chemins De Bassac
Region: Languedoc, France
Grape Varieties: Roussanne
Viticulture: Organic, Biodynamic
Isabelle and Rémy Ducellier took possession of this 19th century estate in the mid-nineties and have been producing a stunning array wines ever since. The vineyards are 100 meters above sea level and located near the village of Puimisson, which is 12 km north of Béziers, The Chemins de Bassac vineyard benefits greatly from the nearby Mediterranean.
The vineyard is 15 years old vines on on limestone and clay originating from ancient Quaternary alluvial terraces at around 100 m altitude. The grapes are gently pressed and a light debourbage by cold is made. The clear must is vatted for the fermentation which takes place in concrete tanks. After aging for 5 months the wine is bottled by gravity, without filtration or fining, with just a light sulfur addition.
This roussanne is generous honeysuckle and cantaloupe aromas, pleasantly round with good acidity.