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2018 Field of the Bee

2018 Field of the Bee

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Varieties:
Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris
Vintage:
2018
Country:
France
Region:
Roussillon
Bottle size:
750 ml
Drinking Window:
2019 - 2021


Description
Our sixth vintage of Field of the Bee is a lovely, fresh, yet rounded white with notes of peach and lemon, with a touch of almond.
Eyes
A refreshing yellow gold.
Nose
Very enticing, and quite expressive, with notes of white peach and pineapple.
Mouth
A dry wine, but also very soft and approachable, this rich, flavourful white has some of the zing of Sauvignon, but with a much smoother, softer palate, more like a Viognier, with layers of peachy fruit.
Body
Medium
Winemaking Notes
The grapes that go into this wine come from vineyards belonging to Jean-Marc Lafage (hence it is bottled under the 'Field of the Bee' label, rather than as 'Domaine of the Bee' (which would need to come 100% from our own vineyards) Some of Jean-Marc's vines are over 100 years old, and produce fabulously intense grapes which need careful vinification in cool temperatures, and just a small amount of the wine was aged in barrel.
Growing Conditions
After a damp spring, 2018 was a warm year with an extremely hot period for a couple of weeks in July, but there was enough groundwater to keep the vines healthy throughout the summer, and to produce an abundant crop of delicious grapes.
Food Pairing
Lovely with chicken, grilled pork and rich seafood dishes or just some salted almonds and charcuterie.


Reviews

SUSIE BARRIE MW

July 23, 2019

A classic example of a sunny, yellow-fruited Roussillon white. Although a blend of local Grenache Gris and Blanc, its soft spice notes, apricot fruit and hints of blanched almond will undoubtedly delight lovers of Viognier and all other Rhône-style whites.

JOHNNY RAY
The Spectator - Professional
https://life.spectator.co.uk/articles/wines-of-the-week-try-a-summery-white-port

July 15, 2019
"I absolutely lapped it up"

TAMLYN CURRIN
JancisRobinson.com - Professional
www.Jancisrobinson.com

July 6, 2019
A hint of late-summer field flowers and the sweet-hay notes I so often find on Grenache Blanc, with a touch of white peach and grapefruit-zest bitterness.