Grape: 40% Chenin Blanc and 60% Carignan Blanc
Region: Langeudoc, France
Perfect with: White fish, parsnip mash or creamy French cheeses
Ageing Potential: Up to 10 years
Why you’ll love it?
Winemaker Olivier Jullien is unconventional and innovative in his approach. A pioneer for this region, his recent incorporation of Carignan Blanc from high elevation parcels brings more acidity and better balance to his wines. A blend of 40% Chenin Blanc and 60% Carignan Blanc from the old vines of Pays d'Herault. Fermented and aged on lees in demi-muids for one year to produce a wine of delicacy backed by solid minerality and depth. Demi-muids are 600L large oak barrels typically used in the Rhône Valley. Each variety from each terroir is fermented separately with no malolactic fermentation except for the Carignan Blanc producing complex and vibrant wines that will keep you at your seat’s edge with every sip.
Pale yellow in colour with aromas of peach, honeysuckle and lemon zest. Delicate and light at first followed by a gentle rounded mid palate and a good minerality finish. Nicely balanced acidity that will see this one though years. Drink now if you prefer a youthful, light white, but cellar for a few years for the the floral and spice notes to develop.