Domaine du Séminaire 'Les Seguines' Côtes du Rhône Blanc, France 2021
On 100 hectares of land in the hills above the village of Valréas, a beautiful Provençal house, surrounded by olive and truffle oak trees, lavender fields, and thick forest, is the center of the idyllic micro-estate of Domaine du Seminaire.
Hervé Pouizin is the fourth generation to farm this land; he and his wife, Mathilde, have preserved the self-sufficient estate mostly as it was a century ago, with one key exception: they converted everything to organic farming. They produce high-toned, bright, floral wines, in keeping with their region and elevation, bottled early to preserve the fruit and with minimal sulfur.
Pairing: Cheese plate, shellfish, slow roasted chicken or turkey with a citrus marinade
Grapes: 50% Viognier, 15% Grenache Blanc, 20% Marsanne, 15% Clairette
Viticulture: Biodynamic, low sulfur