The harmony of mixed plantings
Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Viognier compose an aromatic symphony, modulated by aging in oak and orchestrated by a female sensibility.
Mélodine’s terroir is Cône de la Font des Papes, and more precisely the locality of Fontimple. The wine originates in a single plot planted in 1994, with a mix of varieties to foster the perfect synergy:
• Clairette 50%
• Roussanne 30%
• Bourboulenc 15%
• Viognier 5%
By planting varieties together, we are able to harmonise their phenolic maturities, so they are already blended when picked.
Vinification and aging are conducted in demi-muid barrels on the lees, with no stirring.
Lithe and harmoniously complex, Mélodine is a fine companion for aperitif nibbles, scallops or other seafood – from the subtlest of flavours (sea bass) to the most robust (sardines).
It can also round off meals in style, accompanying a platter of cheeses.