From the Pic Saint Loup area of Languedoc, in the foothills of the Cevennes mountains. Made from 50% Vermentino, also with Rousanne 20%, Marsanne 20% and Viognier 10% it has a wonderful complex bouquet of white flowers and violets, with some more tropical peach and mango too. Lovely balance on the palate, delicate to start, building to more full bodied flavours of melon and pineapple. Top notch.
Chateau de Lascaux
|A wonderful estate situated in a wild and immense garrigue forest, in Languedoc between Montpellier and Nimes, in the foothills of the Cévennes. It's here that Jean-Benoit Cavalier (a 14th generation winemaker!) took over the family estate in 1984, expanded and improved it. Being a keen environmentalist, the switch to organic and biodynamic farming practices was a natural step in 2006. As a keen promoter of biodiversity, the local goat and cattle herds are allowed to graze the vineyards! The wines are wonderfully expressive and elegant.|