Type: White Wine
Raimond de Villeneuve is widely regarded as one of the top winemakers of Provence. After spending several years working in the wine trade in Burgundy and elsewhere, he returned to the family estate in 1985 and began making and bottling wine under the chateau name. “Petit Salé” (little salty) is the local name given to the Clairette grape, which refers to the small little white dots present on the grape and also to its slightly saline taste. The grapes were destemmed and gently crushed, then macerated on the skins followed by extraction with a pneumatic press, and aged in concrete tanks before bottling.
Pale color and delicate aromas, with a floral and mineral character and notes of white peach and lemon. Fresh and lively on the palate, this is a precise wine, influenced by limestone and flint.