Galuval, Cotes du Rhone Villages Blanc Le Coq Volant

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Region:
Rhone
Grape Variety:
Grenache Blanc
Grape Variety:
Viognier
Grape Variety:
Rousanne
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
12.5%
Vintage:
2020

The emblem of the Domaine de Galuval, the Rooster (from the Latin Gallus), spins around as the weathervane is battered by the wind. The Mistral and the benefit it brings are what help our vineyards to prosper, ventilating the vines, keeping the grapes healthy, and chasing away the clouds to allow them to reach perfect maturity. The Coq Volant White takes its inspiration from this wind and offers a fresh, soaring profile as a tribute.

A quartet of local grapes, white Grenache, Viognier, Roussanne and Clairette, have given birth to this wine.  We have worked with the identities of each variety and the complementarity between them to create a stunning balance in which each of them expresses its varietal notes to produce a supremely aromatic wine, all in finesse, with subtle floral notes.

Golden yellow with greenish highlights. A complex nose of white flowers, honeysuckle, and lime blossom. In the mouth it is elegant and diaphanous, with lovely smoothness of the first palate, bright fruit, and persistent freshness. A delicacy of expression that is rare for the region.

THE TERROIR

Le Coq Volant White is made from parcels in the Gayère Valley which takes its name from the river that runs through it. It is renowned for the freshness of its marbled clay soils which make it an ideal terroir for fresh and elegant gastronomic white wines.

Situated to the south of the village of Cairanne, this terroir is made up of colluvions rich in moisture retaining silt, with few stones but occasional gravel and pebbles. The clay is marbled, with limestone nodules and abundant pseudo-mycelia, forming substrata that enable the vines to survive the summer heat thanks to the plentiful water supply to their roots.

Region:
Rhone
Grape Variety:
Grenache Blanc
Grape Variety:
Viognier
Grape Variety:
Rousanne
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
12.5%
Vintage:
2020

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