Odyssey Blanc, Domaine de la Verde, Vacqueyras

Domaine de la Verde

Regular price $62.00

Tax included.

Country: France
Region: Vacqueyras, Southern Rhône
Grapes: 80% Clairette, 20% Bourboulenc 


Winemaker's notes
: The subtle combination of Clairette and Bourboulenc bestows a great elegance to this white wine, a brilliant color with golden highlights, freshness and a great aromatic expression between floral and minerality.

Aging: Stainless steel tanks

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
“This is a great lineup across the board from Domaine de la Verde. Their 2018 Vacqueyras Odyssey Blanc offers outstanding, exotic notes of apple blossom, crushed limes and sappy herbs as well as a medium-bodied, fresh, crisp, elegant style on the palate. It’s beautifully made.” 90 points.
– Jeb Dunnuck

“Tasted blind. Buttery nose with starfruit and melon on the palate. Characterful and concentrated with brief persistence and a cleansed finish.” 15.5 points.

– Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com

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Domaine de la Verde is situated in western Vacqueyras, overlooking the Ouvèze River, against a backdrop of the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mount Ventoux. Spread across a single vineyard exclusively on lieu-dit La Verde, the estate's vines average 45 years, though some parcels are 80-100 years old. The soils are clay-limestone, with layers of galets (small river stones). Yields are low (18 - 34 hl/ha, depending on the cuvée). Low rainfall and abundant sunshine enable the grapes to ripen to perfect maturity, while the Mistral winds sweep away all excess humidity after the rain – a microclimate that imparts elegance and aromatic finesse to the wines.