AOP Costières de Nîmes
The wine has a deep colour with golden tints. The complex nose develops notes of ginger, truffle, roasted hazelnuts and citrus. On the palate, the attack is “BIG” in terms of its fullness and roundness. The aromatic expression reveals an enormous complexity and finesse. The finish is characterised by roasted notes of cocoa beans.
Château Saint-Louis La Perdrix is located in the commune of Bellegarde, in the heart of the Camargue, between Nîmes and Arles. It boasts 50 hectares of vines on a single piece of land and 7 hectares of olive trees. Its soil, made up of smooth pebbles, is conducive to a maturation of the grapes on a par with the finest wines in the Rhône Valley.
This great white wine comes from an old plot of Grenache Blanc. The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in crates to keep the grape berries intact. Gentle pressing in whole bunches followed by a temperature-controlled fermentation between 16-18°C. Ageing on its fine lees in new barrels of 100% French origin, with occasional stirring to develop volume on the palate and a toasted finish.
The reputation of Château Saint-Louis la Perdrix dates back to the 13th century. During the Capetian era, King Saint-Louis of France used to regularly visit the estate to hunt partridges.