Mont Rocher, Viognier, Vieilles Vignes, IGP Pays d'Oc, France, 2022
Over the last two decades we’ve been creating wines in the wilds of southern France
Embarking on adventures; exploring, discovering and rediscovering remarkable places and vineyard sites. From the foothills and valleys beneath the iconic Pyrénées, out through the gorges to the coastal areas of the Mediterranean. We’ve journeyed with our friends and exceptional growers, who excel at their craft and have an inherent respect for the land that they and theirs are a part of. It is these people and places that inspire our winemaking. The wines of Terres Fidèles are designed to express the spirit of this extraordinary place - old vine Grenache, Carignan, Malbec, Cinsault, Viognier and more, that are authentically crafted, small batch wines of the wilds.
Viognier grapes are harvested from the cool, coastal vineyards around the Etang de Thau, considered the second largest lake in France. It is here some of the most distinctive Viognier is grown and crafted to display purity of fruit and a distinctive 'goût de terroir'.
The aromatic Viognier produces its aromas at a certain stage of maturation. The winemaking team taste the grapes in August, to choose the right day to harvest. Post-harvest the grapes undergo a short skin-contact maceration. Then, the juice, after a delicate pressing and meticulous off-settling, ferments at low temperature.
No oak ageing
Enticingly aromatic with characteristic exotic stone fruit and honeysuckle, our dawn-picked Viognier is rich yet refreshingly dry.
With pasta and seafood.
6 x 75cl