2019 Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine Morin Langaran, Languedoc, France
2019 Viognier, Domaine de la Baume, IGP Pays dOc, France
A fabulous, generous textured Viognier from the south of France. Rich in apricot and ripe peach flavour, yet finishing dry with great freshness.
2017 Marsanne, La Forge Estate, Languedoc, France
Bright gold with straw yellow tints. Very elegant aromas with white flowers, hazelnuts and a hint of toast and vanilla. Rich and creamy on the palate, this Marsanne reveals a well-balanced acidity and a long finish.
Jean-Claude Mas has significantly grown and enhanced Domaines Paul Mas with the acquisition of several carefully selected properties throughout the Languedoc. His portfolio of estates now accounts for over 440 acres of premium vineyards, planted with 25 different varieties, including Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier and Chardonnay. Above all else, his vineyards are maintained at the utmost quality so as to yield the highest calibre grapes.
La Forge Estate wines symbolize the fusion of the old and the new worlds of wine, as well as the fusion between carefully selected grapes from the best South of France vineyards and an expressive, round and aromatic style, brightened up by a subtle dose of oak barrel ageing.
2019 Chardonnay, Domaine de la Baume, Languedoc, France
This was the standout Chardonnay when we were on a hunt for one from southern France. It's unoaked, yet it still has a good texture to it, so Burgundy lovers should definitely take note. This gem of
2018 Les Coteaux Blanc, Chateau Belles Eaux, Languedoc, France
This wine is a wonderful example of modern southern French winemaking. It's a blend of traditional grape varieties; Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Rousanne, a very small proportion of which is briefly aged in oak. The flavours are clean and precise, it has a delightful texture and finishes with a generous flourish of stone fruits. The oak is barely noticeable, although there is a touch of spice in the background. This should appeal to white Burgundy drinkers as well as those after something a little fresher.
2019 Elite d'Or Chardonnay/Rousanne, Domaine de la Baume, Languedoc, France
This is a full-throttle Chardonnay from the south of France. It has been matured in new oak barrels and has undergone full malolactic fermentation, so this is definitely a wine for lovers of richer, more creamy textured Chardonnays. The balance, however, is absolutely spot-on, so the fruit is still very much still to the fore. You get a lot of wine for your money here, and it will certainly impress at a dinner party.
2020 Viognier/Marsanne, Domaine Saint-Paul, Languedoc, France
Domaine Saint-Paul is a fabulous organic estate, located close to Béziers in the commune of Colombiers in the heart of the Languedoc. Their focus is on traditional southern French grape varieties, with a huge amount of emphasis on work carried out in the vineyard to ensure the quality of grapes harvested is absolutely first class.
This hard work has resulted in a trio of exceptional wines. We'd go as far as to say that this estate is one of our most exciting finds in recent years.
This viognier marsanne blend is an absolute delight. It has the most enticing tropical aroma and on the palate stone fruits (peach and apricot) and a hint of citrus combine beautifully. What's more it has a freshness and vibrancy that can sometimes be missing from southern French Viogniers. This aromatic beauty is a delightful aperitif, but comes into its own with lightly spiced Asian dishes.
Certified Organic and vegan friendly.