WINES - EMPREINTES
Our AOP Languedoc wines are a tribute to the history of our winery and local area. These are a more traditional expression of local terroir and are made under regulations that 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.
This wine is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, 100% of which was fermented in old oak barrels with lees stirring, adding complexity to the wine.
Due to the barrel fermentation the nose is intense and complex with aromas of buttery hazelnuts, orange flowers and pineapple. The palate is rich but refreshing, full of citrus flavours and background yeasty complexity.
Try matching this wine with scallops in a brown butter sauce, a lemon risotto or blanquette de veau...
"A wonderful start that holds a bouquet of lemon flowers, frangipani, chamomile and fresh thyme right under your nose. It tastes of ripe nectarines smudged with liquorice, caraway and sweet cardamom. It has curve and satin texture and a rumple of spice. It's scrumptious. Drink 2023-2026. 16.5/20" (September 2023)
Cool fermented Syrah and Carignan grapes are the basis of this blend, which our winemaker, Kirsten, describes as having a very pretty pale colour and fresh and vibrant flavours based on a core of Syrah, which provides dominant raspberry notes and some peppery spice. The Carignan counters with delicious dark fruit and almost earthy aroma. Our Carignan is also naturally acidic, which provides that particular note of freshness to the wine.
This wine was created to be enjoyed with food and will pair with a large range of meats or vegetarian dishes. Due to its complexity, the wine will change and marry well with fresh, slow cooked or roasted dishes, creamy Brie or Camembert or even a chocolate raspberry cake!
"Crisp and a little unusual. Satsuma and sumac. The wine has a spicy, textured earthiness that tastes to me as if it's edging towards orange-wine territory. It also has an interesting Campari-like bitter-and-sweetness. And something a bit like rose-hip tea. It's dry and elegant, but off-centre. Intriguing. If you like dry vermouth, you'll probably love this, as I do. Drink 2023-2025. 16.5/20" (September 2023)
Complex cocoa and spicy aromas greet the nose with layers of ripe mulberry, cranberry and cherry fruit. On the palate it is lively, but elegant, with a seamless mix of fruit, dark chocolate and soft tannins. A versatile wine that you can savour on its own or pair with food.
A perfect pair with smoky aubergine dishes, spicy tagines or slow cooked roast beef.