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This wine reveals itself through delicate and complex smells, light touches of sweet white fruits, exotic fruits and touches of liquorice and mint. The harmonious palate brings together both a round and cool taste. Hints of baked cake and a touch of toasted almond can be found in the aftertaste. Overall mature and balanced, it will surprise you in both its boldness and refined taste.
Grape varities: 70% Clairette, 30% Roussanne.
Alc. 13.5% vol. Vegan.
Primarily hand-harvested and strictly sorted, only perfectly healthy and ripe grapes are kept for this wine. Great care is taken when moving the grapes to avoid premature crushing. Cold pressing is then done directly into a must with the seeds, skins and stems. For vinification, stainless steel tanks and controlled temperatures are used. The fermentation process is deliberately slow to tease out the specific aromas of these varieties. After mixing, the wine is 'sur lie' for 6 months. During this time, part of the Roussanne grape is seperately fermented in French oak barrels, and 'sur lie' using the batonnage stirring style before being added to the rest of the mix before bottling. As with every Via Caritatis wine, Lux De Cælo was overseen by the acclaimed oenologist Philippe Cambie.
Perfect with all kinds of fish in sauce but also with white meat such as veal blanquette or with sweetbreads. A sublime marriage with cheeses, in particular pressed cooked cheeses (such as Beaufort or Comté), or a goat's cheese crotin.
We enjoyed this wine with a light selection of sardines, olives and a tomato salad.
Quietly pursuing an authentic Benedictine life of work and prayer, the monks of The Abbey of Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux have flourished since the establishment and construction of their monastery. Whilst young men from around France come here to dedicate themselves to the spiritual life, lifting their voices in praise according to ancient Latin chants seven times daily, they also pour their energy into producing wines to the highest standards, and use the knowledge they gain through the study of the land and vines to benefit the small winegrowers in the community around them.
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