Country: France Region: Languedoc Vintage: 2020
Category: White Wine Color: White
Producer: Les Vignes de L'Eglise
"Since the 2009 harvest, the Vignes de L'Eglise wines have been made exclusively for Liberty Wines by Matt Thomson and his colleague Graeme Paul at the excellent Cave de Pomérols co-operative, which has 1,650 hectares and 450 growers in the Picpoul de Pinet region. Influenced by breezes off the Mediterranean coast, the area around Pomérols is cooler than much of the Languedoc.
This area benefits from a sunny, warm climate that encourages ripe flavours in the wines, while the coastal breezes help retain freshness and aromatics. Each parcel of grapes is chosen individually, based on flavour and ripeness, to ensure that the flavours identified in the grapes are captured in the finished wine. The red clay soils around the village of Pomérols encourage richness and depth in the red varieties.
The Vignes de L'Eglise wines have a purity and elegance that are hard to find at entry level and represent superb value."
Product Features: Carbon Neutral;Vegan;Vegetarian
Product Allergens: Sulphites Label
Winemaker: Graeme Paul
The Vermentino grapes come from selected vineyards in the Picpoul de Pinet region. Vermentino is valued for its ability to produce aromatic, flavoursome, fresh whites of excellent quality in the sunny climate of the South of France. Soils are clay and limestone, encouraging good concentration and structure in the wine. The vines are low-trained with good canopy management to increase ripeness.
The fruit was pressed as soon as possible on arrival at the winery in order to retain the fresh, primary fruit flavours. The wine was made from the juice of the first pressing and was kept cool in stainless steel tanks as it was allowed to settle for 48 hours at 4-5°c. Fermentation temperatures were also quite cool at 15°c in order to preserve the primary fruit. The wine was racked off lees soon after fermentation was complete. After the final blend, the wine was lightly fined and then bottled.
Clean and bright, this aromatic wine is full of vibrant fresh fruit. Aromas of peach, mango, pineapple and pear intermingle and follow through onto the palate which is balanced and long.
A great aperitif wine or one to enjoy with light salads or seafood.
Closure: Stelvin ABV:12.5% Acidity [g/l]: 5.78