Languedoc - Pays d`Oc
Vignobles des 3 Chateaux
The Pays d`Oc is a hot, dry, hilly region of contrasting soil types adjoining the Mediterranean coast. It is perfectly adapted to the cultivation of the vine, which by origin is a Mediterranean plant. The hills surrounding the city of Carcassonne are the source for this wine, where the limestone serves to keep the roots relatively cool, thus providing a freshness that is often missing in southern French wines.
The Vignobles des 3 Chateaux combines some of the best hillside vineyards of the western Languedoc, centred around the hill of Pic Saint-Loup and sharring the same schist and limestone soils between the Mediterranean and the Cévennes hills. It is an area that benefits from both Mediterranean and continental influences. The wines are distinctly elegant with plenty of character, more akin to Burgundy than typical Languedoc styles.
This aromatic wine has a delicate perfumed and floral nose. In the mouth it is smooth with some mid-palate weight. Rounded flavours of stone fruits and white flowers combine together effortlessly to create a stylish white wine. A refreshing acidity balances the perfumed character of the wine which finishes crisp and dry.
Serve with a mild thai curry or with a prawn and lemon risotto.