Domaine Le Conte des Floris

Lune Blanche Carignane

9.120 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Languedoc Roussillon, France
Carignane
Top Notes For
Deborah Heath


NB: @delectable, this is the rare variety carignan blanc. Pls edit => white wine.

At his cave in Pézenas, Languedoc, Daniel le Conte des Floris shared 3 vintages of his Lune Blanche, 100% #carignanblanc , the rare grape he's been instrumental in resuscitating. This is a vin de garde that demands aging. The 2015 showed its acidity but otherwise had its defenses up. The 2013 revealed some lovely chenin-like notes on the nose; still taut on the palate. The 2010 was a revelation: integrating nose and palate, evoking both chenin and certain white burgundies, with a hint of petrol on the nose like a fine old riesling. Daniel trained in Burgundy, and it shows in both this rare Languedoc white and in his lovely restrained reds.


NB: @delectable, this is the rare variety carignan blanc. Pls edit => white wine.

At his cave in Pézenas, Languedoc, Daniel le Conte des Floris shared 3 vintages of his Lune Blanche, 100% #carignanblanc , the rare grape he's been instrumental in resuscitating. This is a vin de garde that demands aging. The 2015 showed its acidity but otherwise had its defenses up. The 2013 revealed some lovely chenin-like notes on the nose; still taut on the palate. The 2010 was a revelation: integrating nose and palate, evoking both chenin and certain white burgundies, with a hint of petrol on the nose like a fine old riesling. Daniel trained in Burgundy, and it shows in both this rare Languedoc white and in his lovely restrained reds.

Jul 6th, 2017
Jean-Claude DE SOZA

Drunk with a roasted lobster. White carignan is a very rare cépage.

Drunk with a roasted lobster. White carignan is a very rare cépage.

Jun 16th, 2015
patrice Heral

Beautiful wine from Leconte-Floris...a mix between Roussane,Viognier and maybe some Vermantino...long parfumed and tastefull.
Very difficult to find this kind of wine in Languedoc.Totaly untipical.

Beautiful wine from Leconte-Floris...a mix between Roussane,Viognier and maybe some Vermantino...long parfumed and tastefull.
Very difficult to find this kind of wine in Languedoc.Totaly untipical.

Apr 12th, 2015
Tierney H

Had 2009 vintage in Tokyo, was very unique and loved it. Powerful but soft. Ordered 2010 from vineyard as no more 2009. Still very good but not quite the same.

Had 2009 vintage in Tokyo, was very unique and loved it. Powerful but soft. Ordered 2010 from vineyard as no more 2009. Still very good but not quite the same.

Feb 13th, 2015
Kenji Cal

Light
Meaty soft
Langue doc roussi loon. Carignan blanc

Light
Meaty soft
Langue doc roussi loon. Carignan blanc

Aug 23rd, 2014
Justin Hurst

Threw me off hard on the blind. But wow, perfect with turbot and Japanese flavors.

Threw me off hard on the blind. But wow, perfect with turbot and Japanese flavors.

Nov 22nd, 2016
Philippe Cambie

Philippe had this 6 years ago

Philippe had this 6 years ago

Aug 5th, 2014
Thijs Hendriks

Thijs had this 4 years ago

Thijs had this 4 years ago

Apr 22nd, 2017
Peter van Dijk

Peter had this 4 years ago

Peter had this 4 years ago

Apr 22nd, 2017
Peter Zandbergen

Peter had this 4 years ago

Peter had this 4 years ago

Apr 22nd, 2017