Restaurant Week 2020 - Special Wine Pairing Domaine Terres Blanches
Alongside your Restaurant Week 2020 menu, you can pair with either of the 2018 Domaine des Terres Blanches Blanc or Rouge.
About Domaine des Terres Blanches
On the Northern side of the Alpilles, in a wild terroir with soils just as white as chalk, the antic Via Aurelia runs alongside the Domaine des Terres Blanches.
In 1968 Noël Michelin purchases the estate, which is made of only 25 acres of vineyards. From the start, he chooses farming methods that preservenature: hand harvest and organic farming.After that Noël Michelin works hard to grow the vineyard up to 98 acres and builds a vinification cellar in 1973. Largely recognized by his peers, he is elected president of the Baux de Provence winegrowers syndicate and creates the wine that will be the reference for the creation of the AOP Baux de Provence: Aurélia.
In 2012, the estate is purchased by an Alsatian family, then by Christian Latouche who already owns domaine de la Vallongue on the opposite side of the Alpilles. Nowadays Terres Blanches is one if the most renowned wines of Provence, showing on some of the world’s most prestigious chefs’ tables.
The 3 plots located to the south of the estate have a clay-limestone soil. These soils do not suffer from drought and are perfect to grow vines.
The vineyards located t the north, towards the Durance, are colluvium deposits on sand and stones. The top layers contain sometimes some red clay, very beneficial for vines.
Pick from either the white or the red and you will be delighted!
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting Notes: Lovely floral and white fruit aromas. Light, tender and delicious on the palate, this wines offers a lively and harmonious background.
Grape: Pinot Noir 70%, Gamay 30%
Tasting Notes: Dominant red berry aromas with a few hints of pepper. These are confirmed on the palate, where harmony is created by the wine’s fullness and mellow tannins.