Prieure Saint-Jean de Bébian
La Chapelle de Bébian Blanc 2019, Prieuré Saint-Jean de Bébian
France / Southern France
Andy's Tasting Notes
This has an intense yet refined citrus, peach, wild herbs, fennel, mint and flinty personality. The richness is beautifully offset with wonderful minerality, freshness and crisp acidity.
70% Rousanne, 30% Grenache Blanc
The Languedoc is often thought of as France’s engine room, it is after all the second largest wine region in the world just behind Castilla La-Mancha. But if Languedoc is the engine room, Prieure is a Rolls Royce. It has quite a pedigree, the vineyards were first planted by Cistercian monks who also built the Priory church of Saint Jean in 1152. Just over 30 hectares is broken into 45 different blocks and 3 different major soil types; galets, basalt and limestone, Burgundy eat your heart out. Of course, it’s warm in the South of France, on paper these look like big wines, but in reality they have a finesse and purity that feels balanced and fresh.
Price per bottle £23.00 £19.55
17 in stock
Food matchGrilled salmon with a fennel and cream sauce