2018 Cuvée de la Stèle

This crisp, dry white is made, in the majority, using the Rolle grape variety (perhaps more well-known as Vermentino), along with some Roussanne.

It is aromatic and dry while at the same time full of flavours like peach, apricot, anis and rosemary.

While perfect as an aperitif with some spicy olives it also goes wonderfully well with seafood. Try it with a Mediterranean fish dish cooked in fennel!

Price
£14.50 per bottle
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Wine category
Light-Bodied White Wine
Grape
Grenache, vermentino
Country
France
Region
Cotes du Rhone
Appellation
Baux de Provence
Product code
CUVDLSTBL

Food pairing

Allium

Onion, Garlic, Shallot

Aromatic Green Herb

Mint, Basil, Coriander

Delicate Buttery Cheese

Brie, Camembert, Époisses, Burrata

Dry Herb

Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Parsley

Dry, Salty Umami Cheese

Parmesan, Grana Padano, Pecorino, Asiago, Aged Manchego

Fish

Halibut, Cod, Salmon, Bass, Trout, Seabass

Green Vegetable

Green Bean, Pea, Kale, Lettuce, Avocado, Endive

Harvest Vegetable

Carrot, Squash, Turnip, Pumpkin

Nutty Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Comte, Emmental,

Salty, Crumbly Cheese

Feta, Halloumi, Old Goats Cheese

Shellfish

Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Langoustines

Sour Cheese & Cream

Fresh Goats Cheese, Sour Cream, Ricotta,
The producer

Domaine Mas de la Dame

Cited in the predictions of Nostradamus, painted by Van Gogh, mentioned by Simone de Beauvoir, the Mas de la Dame has been producing wine and olive oil for four generations.

Caroline Missoffe and Anne Poniatowski, the founder’s great-granddaughters, now manage this estate which extends over three hundred hectares, including 57 hectares of vines and 28 hectares of olive trees.

Located at the foot of the mythical village of Baux de Provence, on the southern slope of the Alpilles, sheltered from the mountain barrier, the wines benefit from a unique terroir and a very specific microclimate.

On a very draining soil, formed of stony scree of clay-limestone origin, resulting from the disintegration of the rock, specific to this part of the Alpilles, the vines grow and mingle with the surrounding scrubland in a harmonious balance.

The persistent Mistral wind promotes good health and the exchange of aromas.