La Pèira Blanc- Millésimes

La Pèira Blanc 2013

VDP HERAULT

After the better part of a decade, planting and growing white varieties and planning, the estate bottled the La Pèira Blanc. A blend Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne with the addition of Clairette blanche in some vintages, it is the white counterpart to the La Pèira grand vin. The plots where the cepages that make the La Pèira Blanc are demarcated on the linked map (see map).

2013 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

After cold, damp start to the year, an Indian summer led to a late harvest with Syrah and the late-ripening Carignan and Mourvèdre faring particularly well. A delicacy and youthful feeling of the finesse of the 2012 – but with more the frame and body of 2011.

Wine Advocate 94/100

The first vintage for the cuvee and a selection of top barrels, the 2013 Terrasses du Larzac La Peira Blanc is a sensational effort that competes in the top two to three whites of the Languedoc. Citrus blossom, white flowers, crushed rocks and hints of brioche all emerge from this full-bodied, lengthy, elegant white that deserve a place on the table during a classy meal. It should drink nicely for at least 3-4 years, and I would certainly not be surprised to see it have an interesting evolution beyond that as well Drink Date 2016 – 2019

Jeb Dunnuck

La Pèira Blanc 2014

VDP HERAULT

After the better part of a decade, planting and growing white varieties and planning, the estate bottled the La Pèira Blanc. A blend Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne with the addition of Clairette blanche in some vintages, it is the white counterpart to the La Pèira grand vin. The plots where the cepages that make the La Pèira Blanc are demarcated on the linked map (see map).

 

2014 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

A dry year, where a coolish summer produced wines of concentration and quality.  Fortunately, hail and rain, which touched much of the wider region, missed La Pèira (and the Terrasses du Larzac for the most part).

Wine Advocate 94/100

A big step up, the 2014 Terrasses du Larzac la Peira Blanc is made in a more pedal to the metal style and has terrific notes of citrus blossom, peach, cream and white flowers. Silky, pure, layered, yet with some solid oomph, this beauty is up with the top whites of the appellation. Wine Advocate 94/100

Jeb Dunnuck

La Pèira Blanc 2015

VDP HERAULT

After the better part of a decade, planting and growing white varieties and planning, the estate bottled the La Pèira Blanc. A blend Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne with the addition of Clairette blanche in some vintages, it is the white counterpart to the La Pèira grand vin. The plots where the cepages that make the La Pèira Blanc are demarcated on the linked map (see map).

 

2015 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

Early, hot vintage with dry growing conditions producing deep, rich, full-bodied wines with at the same time a purity of fruit and sound, tannic structure.

Wine Advocate (91-93/100)

The top cuvee from the older vines of the estate is the 2015 Terrasses du Larzac La Peira Blanc. A blend of equal parts Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne, it has bright acidity and medium to full-bodied richness as well as crisp citrus, white flowers and tangerine aromatics. It’s certainly an outstanding wine and will drink nicely for 2-3 years. Drink Date 2016 – 2019

Jeb Dunnuck

Andrew Jefford

Light full gold. A little more fruity; less lightly oxidative and vegetal.  More of the succulent yellow fruits and white fruits.  Some cream. Understated and classy.  Even grapefruit, angelica … almost a Guffens nose …Rich, vivid, complex, concentrated and long.  Also very southern, also classy and finely crafted, fine subtlety and complexity here, with ‘minerality’ too.  Not a world of difference between the two, but you would guess that this was maybe more Marsanne Roussanne and something else like Chenin or god knows and Deusyls more Clairette, Vermentino, Viogniers?  Lovely finishing vinosity here.  This more secondary summer fruits; that more nougat and fennel.  Both mineral actually.  2015 lovely vintage for the whites. 17/20

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