Clos Sainte Magdeleine Blanc Cassis 2012
50% Marsanne, 25% Clairette, 25% Ugni blanc. Light yellow color, bright and clear with light green highlights. Delicate nose with notes of Provencal herbs, anise, white peach, and white acacia. On the palate, there is fleshiness and a fresh, peach-like acidity. The aftertaste is elegant, dry, and honeyed with notes of apricot and peach. Superb with seafood (notably bouillabaisse), spicy foods, goat cheese, or as an aperitif.
Located in Bouches-du-Rhone, Clos Sainte Magdeleine covers over 49 acres facing the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the parcels, which are on average 15 to 40 years old, are planted in terraces on the slopes of the Cap Canaille. At the end of the 19th century, the vineyard and vast underground cellar (which creates perfect conditions for winemaking and conservation) were added to the estate. Since 1920, the estate has belonged to the Zafiropulo family, but winegrowing in the region goes back to ancient times when the Greeks imported it into Provence. The Clos Sainte Magdeleine Blanc 2010 vintage is a classic made from Marsanne, Ugni, and Clairette.