Prieuré de Saint-Jean de Bébian 2011
Ref : 467429
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 43.30 € / liter
2 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 8°
Our food and wine pairings
- Grilled Fish
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and crisp
Its light straw colour brings out a nice slightly wooded aroma of vanilla, almond and menthol. In the mouth, this wine has a nice balance, finesse and character. It is frank, elegant, full-bodied, full and dense with a tight and coated finish on a mineral touch.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Do you know ?
The “Pézenas” mention was added to the Côteaux du Languedoc appellation in 2007 in order to define this wine region’s specific features.
Domain and appellation
Domaine Prieuré de Saint-Jean de Bébian
Marked by the ancestral dynamism of Pézenas, the Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian domain keeps on taking the high road through its unique terroirs and grands vins.
- Terroir: Spread across 32 hectares with the Cévennes for hinterland, the white varietals’ vines lay on limestone soils that one can compare to some of the finest Burgundy and Champagne terroirs with a tenor of limestone as high as 30%. The red varietals’ vines lay on arid and stony limestone soils.
- Viticulture: The vineyard was entirely renovated in the 60’s with the addition of Rhône varietals (GSM) to some of the traditional mediterranean varietals (carignan and cinsault). The vines are in average 35 years old and the harvests handpicked.
- Vinification: It is pressed on a pneumatic press before racking 24 hours in stainless steel vats. Alcoholic fermentation is done in oak barrels of little heated Vosges, in new barrels or 1-2 years, depending on the variety. The wine is then aged for 12 months in barrels on lees, with regular stirring.
Grapes Clairette, Roussanne, Picpoul, Grenache blanc
- Clairette : 15%
- Roussanne : 60%
- Picpoul : 15%
- Grenache blanc : 10%