Varietals: Ugni Blanc and Roussanne
Farming: Organic, Unfined/Unfiltered, No added SO2
Les Secondaires, the new white cuvée from Romain Le Bars, is not a second-rate wine...The name comes from the fact that it blends two grape varieties classified as "secondary" in the Lirac appellation: L'Ugni Blanc et Roussanne (in equal parts).
It's not common to find a "primeur" white wine, so Romain is innovating and that's very good! The juice is fresh and slender, build on an aromatic primary fruity blend of apple, apricot and floral notes (lime blossom). a little oily hint comes as a counterpoint to the salty finish. An elegant original white, we recommend to decant lightly to de-gas as it can come off as a little tickly.
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in barriques with indigenous yeasts, carbonic maceration
Aging: in barriques