Mont Rocher, Viognier, Vieilles Vignes, IGP Pays d'Oc, France, 2021
Wines inspired by the spirit of place - ‘L’esprit de lieu’. The wines of Terres Fidèles are created in the Roussillon and surrounding regions, a place of remarkable stories where layers of history and cultures are embedded in the raw and wild landscape.
Authentic, crafted small batch wines. Wines of the wilds. Old vine Grenache, Carignan, Malbec, Cinsault, Viognier and more. Wines to share..., some of which, namely Felicette, Mont Rocher and Montsablé we have been proudly producing for some time.
The vineyards for Fidèle Soleilla are perched high in the dramatic hills and terraces above the Vallée d’Agly with a unique character of its own. The famed black schist is interspersed with pockets of limestone from the higher slopes, combining the richness and power that is typical of Maury with a fresher, more finely defined character. Heady and opulent but somehow fresh and refined. Ying and yang, darkness and light, power and grace. A very special site making very special wine.
The very aromatic Viognier produces its aromas at a certain stage of maturation. Our winemaker’s team follows the process by tasting the grapes in August, in order to choose the right day to harvest. Once harvested, the grapes undergo a short skin-contact maceration. Then, the juice, collected after a delicate pressing and meticulous off-settling, ferments at low temperature.
No oak ageing
A haunting honeysuckle and apricot aroma and rich, almost unctuous palate with crunchy pear and white peach...this is somehow still dry, tangy and refreshing.
With pasta and seafood.
6 x 75cl