Albion 2016



Albion is a seductive blend of chardonnay and viognier hand-picked from vines that are over 20 years old. After destemming and a short maceration in press, the juice is fined for 24 hours. The fermentation in closed stainless steel vats is allowed to start naturally with indigenous yeasts, and is held at low temperature until dry. Whilst in tank, the lees are stirred regularly before bottling.

IGP Gard 14% alcohol

About the name...

The origin of the name Aubais is the word 'alba' meaning 'white' which refers to the white rocks that rose out of the sea bed 15 million years ago, upon which the village and fortress were built. It's also a reference to my original homeland Britain, the Albion, or as Napoleon dismissed it 'the perfidious Albion'.

Tasting Notes

Gilbert & Gaillard on Albion 2016:

"Clear light gold. Heady nose scented with pear, white peach, linden and acacia. Seductive roundness on the palate which combines fat and aromatic freshness. Aroma adds suppleness and lovely drinkability. An indulgent wine for sharing."

Awards for Albion

Gilbert Gaillard Gold Award Nimes 2017 Silver Award

Wine Information Sheet

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