Les Vignes de L'Eglise, Vermentino IGP Pays d'Oc, 2019
Pomérols, Pomérols, Languedoc France

£ 9.45, 75 cl

Vermentino is valued for its ability to produce aromatic, flavoursome, fresh whites of excellent quality in the sunny climate of the south of France. The wine is clean and bright, bursting with vibrant fresh fruit flavours.

Tasting notes

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.

Vinyards

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.

Vinification

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.

Producer

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 Languedoc.

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