France – Blanville

About the Winery

 

Blanville is a family wine estate and a beloved infant.  Blanville is not an inherited estate, nor was it purchased as is.  Since 1997, it has been built as a start-up, parcel by parcel, to realize the full vision.  The team and all the processes have been designed to craft the best parcel wines  the vineyard can produce and to reveal the beauty of the terroir.  As a result of 20 years of parcel identification and acquisition, Blanville encompasses several domains, each of them being a unique combination of a vineyard of one outstanding terroir plus the parcel wines crafted from the grapes of this terroir.  Located in south-western France in the Languedoc-Roussillon, an area currently renowned as one of the most interesting and dynamic wine regions in the world.   The vineyards have a stunning location 200m above sea level overlooking a landscape that includes the Mediterranean Sea.  The vineyards soils coupled with the sea spray, contribute to the freshness and mineralogy of the wines.

 

 

Wines

Blanville Solal Vermentino

Dry White wine:  100% Vermentino.  Pale yellow with green hue.  Nose of Pineapple, citrus and tropical fruit aromas.  The palate release a good acidity and a full, fresh mouth feel.  The wines is well balanced with a long, aromatic finish.  Perfect with fish and as an aperitif.

Blanville Solal Merlot

Dry Red wine: 100% Merlot.  Dark ruby red color.  Fruity with the scent of raspberry.  Upfront taste is supple and has a good tannic structure.  In the mid-palate the tannins melt, and at the end they have a long licorice finish.  A wine for fun.

Blanville Riva Red

Dry Red wine:  Blend of Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.  Dark ruby color.  Fresh raspberry aromas.  Good woody taste after 12 months of aging in oak barrels.  Good acidity with a soft finish.

Blanville Helios Red Blend

Dry Red wine:  .  Blend of Syrah, and Grenache.  Dark ruby in color with a nose of fruity scents with raspberry aromas.  Very supple with fine tanins and a very discreet woody taste.  Aged in oak barrels for 24 months.  Good Acidity and a soft finale.  A sleek red, with blackberry, plum and herbal flavors, underscored by fresh mineral and floral accents.