Les Deux Albions Blanc shows the salty minerality typical of limestone terroir with notes of dried apricots and white flowers. The plantings near Violès include Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Viognier, Picpoul, Clairette, and Ugni Blanc, and all varieties will be included in future bottlings.
Viognier aged in neutral barrels has a full body and rich texture with just-medium acidity. It is easily paired with dishes that feature creamy sauces, mild white fish, and roasted pork or chicken. Picpoul brings acidity to the blend and gives this wine salinity, making it a superb choice for cooked or raw shellfish.
Blend: 40% Viognier, 30% Picpoul, 20% Marsanne, 4% Clairette, 3% Ugni Blanc, 3% other local grapes
A blend of Viognier, Marsanne and Picpoul, the 2018 IGP Principauté d'Orange Les Deux Albions Blanc features notes of pear, apricot and melon. It's medium to full-bodied, plump and generous in feel yet balanced, adding hints of honeyed citrus on the long finish.
More rich and concentrated, the 2018 Principauté D'Orange Les Deux Albion Blanc comes all from limestone soils and includes a mix of permitted varieties. Notes of peach, apricot, and brioche all give way to a medium-bodied white that has a rounded, layered texture, plenty of richness, and a great finish.