This is a dry white. The nose soars from the glass—wildflowers from the Mediterranean basin, if you ask me—with incredible finesse. A nymphette with class? On the palate: round, shapely, a slight bitterness like bay leaf, a salinity from the nearby sea, and great freshness. The flavors penetrate—unusual in white wines. Penetrate with finesse. Not a bad bumper sticker.
Only six hundred bottles for the U.S.A.
|Blend:||70% Carignan Blanc, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10% Vermentino, Malvoisie, Clairette, Colombard, Macabeu|
|Appellation:||Vin de Pay de l’Aude|
|Producer:||Domaine Les Mille Vignes|
|Winemaker:||Jacques Guérin, Valérie Guérin|
|Vineyard:||30 - 40 years|
|Aging:||Whites are aged for 6 months on lies and in bottle|
In the late 1970s, Jacques Guérin moved to the tiny village of La Palme, just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean. Soon after, he began producing wine from nearby Fitou and Rivesaltes. The wines produced in the area at the time were not driven by quality, but Jacques saw potential in the terroir and envisioned revitalizing his vineyards, focusing on low yields and organic principles, convinced that he would soon be able to produce great wine. Today, Jacques’ daughter, Valérie, has carried on his ethic in the vineyard and cellar. The addition of Les Mille Vignes to our portfolio not only geographically fills in the space between Banyuls and Corbières but adds true depth and variety to our wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon.
You don’t have to be rich to cellar a great wine.