The vineyard is located in the Minervois appellation at the foot of the Montagne noire and the Saint Jean de Minervois plateau in the little village of Agel, which lies within the “Parc naturel régional du Haut Languedoc”.
Partially manual harvest with sorting in the parcels. Direct pressing, cold settling, controlled temperature during fermentation. Early bottling to assure freshness.
Pale robe with gold highlights, expressive nose distinctly floral, white flowers, apple, apricot and mineral. More weight in mid palate stemming from the Grenache and Roussanne elements. Refreshing, full and elegant on the palate. Very fruity with delightfull long lasting richness and vivacity.
Maccabeu, Roussanne, Grenache blanc, Vermentino
Soil and climate
Alluvial terraces and pebbles. Classic Mediterranean climate characterised by a mild winter and a warm, dry summer.
Pruning and yield
Classic gobelet pruning on the very old vines : the Maccabeu was planted in 1956. Cordon de Royat pruning on the other varieties. Low yields of 40 to 45 hl/ha.
2 to 3 years.
To be enjoyed as an aperitif, with fish or soft cheeses. Also well matching to most Asian foods. Serve at 10-12 °C.