Our wines 

Chevalier de la gardieAOP Minervois Blanc

Grape variety
100% Marsanne
Appellation
AOP
Region
Minervois, Languedoc
Oak maturation
15% was matured in French barrels
Cellaring potential
3 years
Alcohol
13%
Acidity
4.2 g/L
Ph
3.35
Residual Sugar
1 g/L

Vineyard notes

We have selected vineyards in the classic area of the Minervois where the Marsanne performs at its best. The wines are produced and bottled in association with Celliers Jean d’Alibert.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were cold macerated then pressed, cold settled before fermentation. 15% were fermented in Frenchoak barrels & remained on lees in barrel, with some stirring for 6 months.

Tasting notes

This is an unusually perfumed example of white wine from this region, with a creamy texture,
appley, limey fruitand a lovely hint of floral perfume. The oak is subtly in the background.

Food style

Freshly enjoyable by itself, this is perfect seafood wine but has enough character to match light red meat dishes.

Chevalier de la gardieAOP Minervois Rouge

Grape variety
45% Grenache, 35% Syrah & 20% Carignan
Appellation
AOP Minervois
Region
Languedoc Roussillon
Oak maturation
20% barrel aged
Cellaring potential
3 years
Alcohol
14%
Acidity
3.85 g/L
Ph
3.7
Residual Sugar
< 2 g/L

Vineyard notes

The grapes, selected from low yielding vines come from the areas of the Minervois, in association with Celliers Jeand’Alibert. We chose schiste & limestone soils.

Winemaking notes

The grapes are picked at full tannin maturity. Cold macerated for 3 days, the grapes are then cool fermented on skinfor 3 weeks. Once pressed, the wine is aged 20% in barrel for 12 months.

Tasting notes

The combination of Syrah & Grenache gives this wine a lovely combination of dark & red berry fruits with some spicypeppery notes & the olive and wild Mediterranean herbs that are hallmark of this part of France. The schist soil alsocontributes some welcome “mineral” notes.

Food style

This is really versatile wine, that tastes great by itself or with a wide range of dishes – from pizza to classic stews.