Souleil Vin de Bonte Blanc 2020
Pale-hued and aromatic, this bone-dry white wine is produced from a blend of Piquepoul Blanc, Terret Blanc, Ugni Blanc, and Muscat à Petits Grains sourced from organically-farmed vineyards, cultivated across various appellations in the sun-drenched south of France. Each grape variety is destemmed and vinified on its own in stainless steel tanks before blending and bottling, ensuring that aromatics and acidity are preserved. On the nose, high-toned aromas of tropical fruit, melon, and honeysuckle exude from the glass, leading to a palate laden with flavors of juicy pineapple, guava, and orange blossom. Dry, salty, and floral, this wine evokes an instant mental escape of France’s sun- soaked Mediterranean coast (and begs for long lunches of garlicky, Provençal cuisine).