Gerard Bertrand Cigalus Blanc
Viognier • Chardonnay • Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Domaine Cigalus enjoys a hot, sunny Mediterranean climate (described as “semi‐arid with temperate spring variants”) ensuring early ripening of all the grape varieties. This arid climate (low rainfall) is offset by the very deep soils (sediments deposited by the Aussou, a stream at the edge of the estate) which store the winter rains for longer but which are less fertile due to the presence of a slightly chalky sandstone in the subsoil, dating back to the Campanian (secondary era, prior to the emergence of the Pyrenees).
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon.
Characteristic: A brilliant, clear golden yellow colour. Intense, complex bouquet of ripe citrus fruit (grapefruit), peach, honey and dried fruit, along with a toasted note. Full and silky on the palate, mature and ample with notes of vanilla, toast, butter and tropical fruit. Great length.
Food Pairing: Serve with fried scallops or fish cooked in sauce, or as an aperitif.
Serving temperature: 10-12°С.