Producer: Domaine Ray-Jane
Wine: 2014 Bandol Blanc
Varietals: 90% Clairette, 10% Ugni Blanc
Nose: Interesting aromas of green pear, apple, citrus and ocean sediment
Palate: Medium-bodied, well balanced, crisp and tart on the palate with an elegant long finish give this wine lovely finesse
Food: Fish stews, calamari, escargot, aromatic cream sauces, mild cheeses
Cellaring: Drink now
Domaine Ray-Jane, Le Castellet - Bandol (Provence)
Jane and Alain Constant own Domaine Ray-Jane which has been in their families since 1288. The vineyards spread over 64 acres in the terrroirs of Le Castellet and La Cadiere. The newly upgraded cellar is equipped with the latest technology (thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks for maceration of all 3 wines, automatic system for pumping over the red Bandol (coming soon). Alain’s father Raymond had a passion for all things used for winemaking (tools for vineyard management, barrel-making and winemaking) and a small museum lies on the property where a unique collection of over 20,000 tools is displayed.
Domaine Ray-Jane is certified organic. A third of the vines are 100 years old and planted on Restanques (terraces made of stones carved into the hills to prevent erosion and facilitate the natural distribution of water resources). The work in the vineyard is done without motorized tools (ploughing is done with horses and hoe). Harvest is manual.