importer Neil Rosenthal:
This historic estate holds a virtual monopoly on the appellation of Palette. Chateau Simone encompasses twenty hectares of vineyards that sit on limestone soils on the slopes of Montaiguet.
All of the grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, lightly pressed and fermented for 15 to 20 days in small wooden vats with only wild yeast, then put into small foudre to rest on the lees.
The white from Simone is a truly unique creation, based primarily on Clairette and supplemented with Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Ugni Blanc and a touch of Muscat Blanc.
Brisk in its youth, animated by a bouquet of pine-resin, it evolves slowly into a sensual masterpiece with its lingering finish built on a mass of minerality.
This is a remarkably age-worthy wine with the potential to give ever-more pleasure over a span two decades or more.
We have the pleasure of purchasing 2400 bottles per vintage for the US market.
* Size: 750
* Vintage: 2014
* Producer: Chateau Simone
* Region: Provence
* Subregion: Bouches-du-Rhone
* Variety: 80% Clairette 10% Genache Blanc 5% Bourboulenc 3% Ugni Blanc 2% Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains
* Farming: Organic
* The labels organic, biodynamic, sustainable,
natural and traditional that are listed here, are based
on our best understanding of the producers' farming practices
and do not represent or claim to be a certification of any kind.