Domaine des Amiel Premier Rolle is a natural Vermentino white wine with a touch of White Grenache. It is produced by Domaine des Amiel in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Domaine des Amiel is the small winery owned by the brothers Aymeric and Jordan Amiel in the Languedoc-Roussillon area. It is located in Montblanc, a small town in the south of France, between Narbonna and Montpellier. The family domaine currently owns 10 hectares of vineyard that it cultivates organically and biodynamically and is certified thus. They work with the utmost respect for the vines and their natural environment, understanding that the wine is produced mainly in the vineyard.
The vineyards for Domaine des Amiel Premier Rolle were planted in 2010 and 2011. They are certified for cultivating ecologically and biodynamically and conduct their operations in such a way that they produce a balanced and light grape suitable for the profile of the wine that is intended to be produced. The plots are harvested manually into 10kg boxes so that the grapes arrive whole and without breakages in the cellar.
Once in the cellar, the Domaine des Amiel Premier Rolle harvest is pressed directly and the must is vatted without any additives. The must is then cold-racked by decantation so that it is free of impurities that might prevent the fermentation from progressing well. Once the must is clean, it ferments at a controlled temperature of about 17-20ºC. The low fermentation temperature make it possible to preserve and extract fresh and fruity aromas from the grape. Once the alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wine remains in contact with its fine lees and the malolactic fermentation then begins. This de-acidifies the wine a little and gives it some lactic and creamy touches. Lastly, the wine is decanted and sulphited slightly and aged on its fine lees for a few months, until mid-March, hen it is bottled without clarifying or filtering it or adding sulphites.
Domaine des Amiel Premier Rolle is a very craft-based natural white with a limited production of about 2,400 bottles. Its name comes from the fact that " Vermentino" is also called "Rolle" and that this is the first white produced by the two brothers.