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2021 Abbaye de Lérins Cuvée Saint Pierre

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Original price $86.00 - Original price $86.00
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$86.00 - $86.00
Current price $86.00

Region: IGP Méditerranée, Provence, France

Grape: Clairette, Chardonnay, Rolle, Viognier

Culinary Suggestions: Bouillabaisse (Provençal fish stew), Quiche Lorraine, Grilled Octopus

Vineyard Practice: Organic


About

Wines from the Abbaye de Lérins are made from just over 8 hectares of vines situated in the middle of the island of Saint Honorat. The soils comprise dolomites (marine rock rich in magnesium), limestone and clay. Roughly 35,000 bottles are produced annually from organically farmed vineyards.


The island of Saint Honorat lies between the Bay of Cannes and the Mediterranean. This island was first settled by the monastic community led by Saint Honorat of Arles and his companions in 405. To this day, the monks continue to follow a strict monastic code as part of the order of Saint Benedict – Ora et Labora, pray and work.


The island was not always such a hospitable place. When the Saint first arrived, the dense forest was filled with deadly snakes and spiders. Though, not long after completing the build of their fortified monastery, a massive tidal wave hit the island washing it clean of every vile creature and leaving behind the blessed lands we now see today, with the monks safe in their tower. 


Winegrowing on the island dates back to the middle ages (eleventh century) but in the 1990s, the Abbey decided to professionally revive the vineyard so others can enjoy these fine wines, refined through generations of skill, knowledge and care.


Tasting Notes

50yo vines – 7,600 bottles produced

Fresh and light yet with an ample palate, the wine showcases aromas of granny smith apple, apricot and white peach. Mouth is perfectly balanced between richness and a long lingering acidity. - Importer Note