Domaine Astruc d’A Marsanne Lot 12
WHY WE LOVE IT
- In order obtain optimal aromatics, the grapes are sourced from a warmer vineyard site in Hérault.
- Great value from one of the top producers in Limoux.
Varietal Composition: 100% Marsanne
Elaboration: Destemming of the grapes, pneumatic press, racking. 15% of the wine ferments in French oak barrel for 1 month at 61°F. The remaining wine ferments in stainless steel vats with selected yeast.
Tasting Notes: Bright golden yellow with green tints, rich and elegant with essence of dry fruits, pear and floral aromas with a hint of vanilla /honey notes.
Domaine Astruc was founded by Jean Astruc in 1862, and the property is situated at the foot of the Pyrenean Mountain range, between 200 and 300 metres above sea level in the Limoux region. Domaine Astruc comprises 80 hectares in AOP Limoux (coastal zone), AOP Malepère, and IGP Pays d’Oc, of which 25 hectares are certified organic and 55 are farmed sustainably. Jean-Claude Mas sourced grapes here for years and acquired the property in 2002. Since then Jean Claude has brought his inimitable enthusiasm and charisma to this property, and over the last fifteen years Domaine Astruc has emerged as one of France’s leaders when it comes to IGP Pays d’Oc that over-delivers on value. Third-generation Jacques Astruc continues to manage all farming there to this day.