Long Combe 2021
At the heart of the AOP Saint-Chinian, the domain Saint Cels benefits from an exceptional terroir with a diversity of soils used in organic viticulture: schist hillsides, clay-limestone valleys, rolled pebbles. As throughout the territory of Saint-chinian, the climate and the vegetation which influence the profile and the nose of the wines are typically Mediterranean. More specifically, the vineyard, which is exposed to hot and dry summers but tempered by the coolness of the nights, offers real potential for the production of white wines. The fruit of a three-hectare parcel vineyard located on clay-limestone hillsides south of the village of Saint-Chinian, the cuvée Long Combe is a perfect testimony.
Grape varieties and culture
The cuvée Long Combe comes from the balanced blend of a trio of grape varieties. White Grenache gives it the lightness and delicacy of white flower notes. The Roussanne infuses with finesse the notes of dried fruits. The Rolle, long called Vermentino, comes to fix the whole with its own touch of freshness.
The vines that contribute to this harmonic trio bring a richness based on an average age of the vines greater than 25 years. Their expressive potential is enhanced by the management of the vineyard in organic viticulture which favors the partial grassing of the rows of vines.
Au Domaine Saint-Cels the work in the cellar is particularly meticulous and strives to give the wines of Saint Chinian a profile of modernity through the affirmation of fruitiness. To achieve this expressive fullness, the cuvée Long Combe is aged on its fine lees until bottling.
The cuvée Long Combe is distinguished by a light yellow robe with luminous sparkles. On the first nose it reveals a delicacy and a lightness where a dominant of citrus could evoke the mandarin. Then, the aromatic density unfolding, spices and bergamot enrich the first olfactory impressions.
On the palate, the attack is distinguished by its roundness and density, revealing the signature of the terroir of Combe Longue which is distinguished by its sunny hillsides. The first evocations of fruit and spice are still confirmed. The whole is seductive, testifying to a balance whose subtle and fresh opulence make all the charm.
The ideal serving temperature is around 10-12°C
Long Combe adapts to being drunk in its early youth or but also agrees with a conservation of 2 to 3 years in the cellar.
Food & wine pairings
This white wine can go perfectly with a Mediterranean fish fillet seared on one side, accompanied by a spring vegetable or a risotto. with mushrooms.