Grapes: 25% Grenache Gris, 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Carignan Gris, 25% Carignan Blanc. Region: France> Roussillon> Cotes Catalanes.
Description: Owned by Cathy and Daniel Laffite in the small hillside vineyards of Catalanes in the region of Roussillon. The wine exhibits pale-straw color with aromas of lanolin, coconut milk, and white flowers. The palate is vibrant and racy with medium-plus acidity and notes of papaya, quince and buttercream. The wine reveals lots of nervous tension on the mid-palate with a dry finish of citrus and lime pith.
Food pairings: Salad (bitter greens, mango salad), vegetarian dishes, cheeses (mild and soft), salted edamame, swordfish, tuna steak, mahi-mahi, raw oysters, New England clam chowder, cream sauces, etc.