Country: France Region: Languedoc
Vintage: 2020 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Les Vignes de l'Eglise
The Vignes de L’Eglise wines are made exclusively for Liberty Wines
by Matt Thomson and Alana McGettigan at the excellent Cave
de Pomérols co-operative in the Picpoul de Pinet region.
Influenced by breezes off the Mediterranean coast, the area
around Pomérols is cooler than much of the rest of the
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 low at 15°C in order to
preserve the primary fruit. The wine was racked off its 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.