WINES - EMPREINTES / CHATEAU DE LA DEVEZE MONNIER
Our Château de la Devèze Monnier is a tribute to the history of our winery and local area. This is crafted under the AOP Languedoc guidelines, as a more traditional expression of local terroir. The regulations specify the varieties that can be used, how they are grown, and in which proportions they can be blended, resulting in a wine reflecting the Languedocian style.
Château de la Devèze Monnier
The 2018 white is a blend of Roussanne, Ugni blanc, Vermentino and Viognier which has given the wine complexity, with aromas of white flowers, lime and savoury biscuit. The mouthfeel is generous and rich with fresh acidity. A bold wine best matched with rich food.
In 2018 our Syrah and Grenache grapes lent the rosé intense strawberry and cream aromas, with a full, fresh experience on the palate, showing flavours of cherry and crème brûlée. This is a great aperitif wine, but also matches well with light meals.
For 2019 we introduced our refreshed label and new name, Empreintes! In this vintage (Grenache / Syrah / Cinsault), Kirsten describes the wine as having hints of lemon peel, with plentiful raspberries and other summer fruits, and a touch of sweet candyfloss. A spiciness also features in the background, adding complexity. The palate is rich and structured due to the light touch of phenolics and lees stirring during ageing, with bright clean acidity.
Our current AOP Languedoc red wine release is from 2015 and is a good representation of a wine with garrigue influence. It has intense spicy and perfumed aromas with a rich and round mouthfeel. It's flavours are of liquorice and violets, which linger and match well with game and red meat dishes.