2017 Château Saint Jacques d'Albas "Domaine d'Albas" Coteaux de Peyriac Blanc SKU #1367460

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Tasting Notes

Situated in to the east of the walled city of Carcassonne and in the shadow of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains) lies Minervois. The village of Laure-Minervois is home to the winery Chateau Saint Jacques d'Albas a 90 hectare estate in the hills above the village. Some 26 hectares of the estate are planted to vines with the rest composed of forests and creeks acting as a natural barrier to their neighbors. At the winery, a small team led by owner Graham Nutter, craft superb reds, whites and rosés, all of which are farmed organically. The "Domaine d'Albas Blanc" is a blend of 45% Vermentino, 45% Viognier and 10% Roussanne. All the grapes are cold-pressed and vinified in stainless steel preserving the ripe fruit notes and purity of the wine. Loaded with stone fruit flavors, good acidity and medium body, this is for fans of folks who like freshness and zeal in their white wines.

Staff Reviews

  • Elsa Baez
    By: Elsa Baez
    K&L Staff Member
    A white blend mostly Vermentino (45%) in a French white wine (45% Viognier and 10% Roussanne making up the rest of the blend) would have anyone curious. The fruit is ripe and with cold-pressing and stainless steel aging, it balances so well with a backbone of balanced acid. It's medium-bodied, which to me can easily pair with food (poultry or hearty fish) or drink well on its own. If you're looking for a new everyday white wine!
  • William Beare
    By: William Beare
    K&L Staff Member
    What a fabulous blend! I was immediately curious to try this as the blend is atypical (though promising), and oh boy did it deliver! The blend is 45% Vermentino, 45% Viognier, and 10% Roussanne. The Vermentino gives the whole package a light, fresh and crisp demeanor, and definitely takes first chair. But the presence of Viognier is what most impresses me-- and what elevates this into more serious wine. It adds a spice and textural richness that is incredibly well-integrated (Viognier can be a tricky collaborator). The Roussanne brings up the rear bringing creamy qualities that tone down the acidity. A multi-faceted wine at a stunning value.


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