Principauté d'Orange IGP, Rhone, France
Domaine Alary La Grange Daniel Roussanne is a beautiful white wine from the southern Rhone. The Alary family's involvement in viticulture and wine production dates back as far as 1692, to the reign of Louis XIV. Tradition, passion and 'savoir faire' are key elements to tendering vines and maturing wines and the acquired experience has been passed on from one generation to the next. In all, 10 generations have successively played their part in building this edifice, guided by a healthy respect for nature and for the general environment. Proof of this conviction can be found in a later stage in the development of the vineyard with Denis' decision in 2009 to convert to organic farming.
From stony clay soils, grapes are exclusively hand-harvested early in the morning to allow sorting in the vineyard and prevent oxidation. Sorting grapes, direct pressing upon arrival at cellar with a small phase of cold maceration. The nose is fresh and pleasant with notes of honey and white flowers. The palate is crisp and minerally with expressive notes of honey and acacia. The finish is intense with a sense of harmony. Wine Advocate praised the 2017 vintage of La Grange Daniel: "A plump, velvety-textured white, it represents a solid value in Roussanne, which doesn't seem to pop up in too many bargain-priced wines."
Enjoy Domaine Alary La Grange Daniel Roussanne with grilled chicken, swordfish, lobster, and grilled vegetables.