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Rosé Limé Apéritif

 

Winery

Vignobles Ducourt

Appellation

AOP Entre-Deux-Mers

Wine Name

Le Goût d'Autrefois

Style

French Café Classic

Variety

Merlot

Rosé Aperitif

Off-Dry

Bordeaux

Jeremy Ducourt

3,000 cases

 
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Story

Jean Pierre Xiradakis, the owner of the renowned restaurant “La Tupina” (named “Best Bistro in the world” by the International Herald Tribune) met the Ducourt family a few years ago, which has been producing wines in Bordeaux since 1858. Together, they decided to breathe life back into Blanc Limé, which is produced following an authentic recipe : a base of dry white wine with a careful blend of natural citrus aromas, and a touch of fizz. In the 50s, this was the drink of choice in the cafés of South-West France and the brasseries of Paris.

Production

White wine from Entre-Deux-Mers (Chateau Rose du Pin), predominantly Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon is blended with natural citrus flavors of lime, grapefruit, bergamot and orange. Finally, Carbon-dioxide is added when the drink is bottled for a touch of fizz.

Vinification

The grapes are hand harvested at night, and carried to via small baskets. The fruit is left to ferment naturally with indigenous yeasts, and the malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in oak barrels. The barriques are always used  in order to to retain the natural aromatics and mouthful of the aperitif. Bottling takes place without filtration.

Tasting Notes

Dazzling pale pink colour, a nose shoes subtle, fresh aromas of red berries and grapefruit . The mouth is fresh, crisp, with sweetness married with a gentle sparkle.

Food Pairing

Served well-chilled (8-10°C). Perfectly suited as a pre-dinner drink, by itself or with tapas, charcuterie or other canapés. Can be served with cold salads, spicy dishes and light desserts (red fruits salad, mint and whipped cream).

White
Dry
Still
Entre-Deux-Mers Sauvignon Blanc

Entre-Deux-Mers Sauvignon Blanc

Vignobles Ducourt - Château la Rose du Pin

Red
Dry
Still
Bordeaux Red

Bordeaux Red

Vignobles Ducourt - Château des Combes

Red
Dry
Still
Ducourt Cabernet Sauvignon

Ducourt Cabernet Sauvignon

Vignobles Ducourt - Réserve de Famille

Dry
Still
Bordeaux Rouge

Bordeaux Rouge

Vignobles Ducourt - Château Larroque

Blanc Limé Apéritif

Blanc Limé Apéritif

Vignobles Ducourt - Le Goût d'Autrefois

Rosé Limé Apéritif

Rosé Limé Apéritif

Vignobles Ducourt - Le Goût d'Autrefois