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Boutinot Fide et Arte ‘La Fleur Solitaire’, Côtes Du Rhône Blanc 2017

Famed for its red wine, white wines have a long heritage in the southern Rhône valley, where the locals enjoy an occasional glass at the start of a warm evening.

La Fleur Solitaire is therefore a solitaire amongst the rubies of our Boutinot Rhône range; a white Côtes du Rhône made from traditional southern Rhône white grape varieties: Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc, embellished with a flourish of Viognier. Fully ripened by the exceptionally warm summer sun, La Fleur 2017 is an exuberant expression of the joyously bright and fruity flavours of this, its 9th vintage. The unoaked heart of the wine is subtly enriched with a touch of creaminess and complexity from just under one third vinified and matured in French oak barrels, a third new with the majority  third fill.

Flavours are fulsome and rich, yet balanced by a natural fruity freshness and interwoven with the seam of a savoury edge throughout. The finish is smooth and finely poised, epitomising the potential of white wines from the southern Rhône valley. 

Classification Côtes du RhôneGrapesGrenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne / Marsanne, Clairette /Bourboulenc
Vineyards For our ninth vintage, we once again sourced from selected vineyards in the southern Rhône, and picked each separately in the cooler daylight hours for pressing the same morning.
Winemaking Pressed  gently and fermented at low temperature mostly in stainless steel with less than one third in old French oak.
Maturation 75% in stainless steel and up to 33% in barrel for 6 months; mostly 3rd fill oak 300l barrels with a third new French oak.
Alcohol 13.5% vol
Bottled April 2018
Bottle Size 6x75cl

Boutinot Fide et Arte ‘La Fleur Solitaire’, Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2017