Reserve de Bonpas Luberon Blanc 2017
Expressive of fresh summer fruits (apricot, peach) with exotic mango notes. It then opens up to flavors of citrus fruit and white flowers (acacia, hawthorn). A fresh lively attack on notes of white flowers. This wine is very harmonious, revealing good balance with roundness, and flavor that persists on the palate.
Ideal as an aperitif or with oysters, grilled sea bass.
Since 1318, the fortified stronghold of Bonpas, from the French "Bon Passage," has watched over the safe crossing of the Durance river along the historic route that once linked Rome with Avignon. This gateway to the southern Côtes-du-Rhône allows you to discover the region’s terroirs with their characteristic smooth, round stones.
Full-bodied and flavorful, white Rhône blends originate from France’s Rhône Valley. Today these blends are also becoming popular in other regions. Typically some combination of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier form the basis of a white Rhône blend with varying degrees of flexibility depending on the exact appellation. Somm Secret—In the Northern Rhône, blends of Marsanne and Roussanne are common but the south retains more variety. Marsanne, Roussanne as well as Bourboulenc, Clairette, Picpoul and Ugni Blanc are typical.