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Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian Blanc

Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian

Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian Blanc Bottle
Appellation
Languedoc
Variety
Roussanne, Clairette, Picpoul, Grenache Blanc
Age of Vines
30
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Chalk, clay limestone, gravel
Altitude
80 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster pressing, each variety fermented separately in French oak barrels (25% new)
Aging
12 months in French oak barrels (25% new) with lees stirring

Overview

Coming from the chalkiest terroirs of Bébian, the Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian Blanc is roughly 2/3 Roussanne with the remainder of the blend being Clairette, Picpoul and Grenache Blanc. The remarkably high lime content in these soils (measured at 32%) is evidenced by this wine’s piercing minerality which underpins its rich texture. Appealing in youth, it really shines after a few years in bottle.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2015 Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian Blanc

Source: WA

92

2014 Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian Blanc

Source: WA

Languedoc, France
  • Location
    Languedoc, France
  • Appellation
    Languedoc
  • Proprietor
  • Winemaker
    Karen Turner
  • Size / Elevation
    32 hectares / 80 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections