Extraordinary brilliance in this spun gold wine. The nose is markedly mineral, a little flinty with aromas of grapefruit, white blossom and a hint of musk. Fennel, aniseed and a delightful touch of sweet almond reveal its Mediterranean origins. In the mouth it is powerful, round, with gentle tannins, and notes of citrus, pineapple, mango and lemon that are underlined by spices. This wine’s immense complexity means that we can enjoy its splendidly typical qualities whilst young, but is also a promise of a great future.
Clairette du Languedoc
40 HL / Ha
Relatively protected from the Mistral and Tramontane winds by the distant Cevennes hills, the lie of this coastal terroir encourages the formation of sea breezes that temper the excessive heat of summer.
The Clairette du Languedoc is grown on Villafranchian terraces of quartz and flint, or agglomerated limestone.
Classic vinification with settling at 6°C for 24 hours followed by fermentation at 15°C for 10 days. The fine lees are set aside during the first racking after alcoholic fermentation. There is no malolactic fermentation in order to preserve maximum freshness.
Matured on fine lees for 4 months.
Recognition and awards
- IWC 2019 89/100
- Sam Kim 2020 93/100
- Guide Hachette 2020 1*
- Terre et Vins Gold Medal
- Jancis Robinson 16/20
- Andréas Larsson 86/100 ... Very youthful and primary nose, fresh grapes, fresh herbs and green apple... Read article
- International Wine Challenge 2019 Bronze Medal Read article
- Competition Terre de Vins 2019 Gold Medal