Bergerie du Capucin, IGP-St. Guilhem Le Désert, Les 100 Pas du Berger (blanc) 2017
Appellation: IGP-Saint Guilhem Le Désert
About The ProducerGuilhem Viau is a tour de force in Pic St Loup in the Languedoc and his domaine has vineyard plots in 3 different areas of the appellation. Bergerie du Capucin translates to "The Friar's Shepherd" - a nod to the domaine's historical roots as grazing land for sheep farmers.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:St. Guilhem Le Désert is located bewtween 100 and 150 meters above sea level at the foot of the Pic Saint Loup. The vines are 15 years-old.
Tasting NotesThis is the Domaine’s entry-level cuvee. It is easy and light with an intense nose of white flowers and delicate citrus notes. On the attack it has fruity aromas with a note of honey on the finish.
VinificationNight harvest for freshness. Resting on fine lees for 3 months. The name for this cuvee translates to “100 steps of the sheep farmer,” referring to a long wait where you pace before something big happens, such as waiting to harvest, waiting for the fermentation, waiting for the wine to settle before it’s bottled.