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Les Montagnes et Mer

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montagnes-et-mer-2010A surprisingly sublime, southern French Sauvignon Blanc. Sublime, because it has true varietal flavours in spite of the warm, dry Languedoc climate.  Surprising, because most people don't think it can be done!  A wine with lively floral and grapefruit aromas, a crisp palate and smooth, rounded finish, it's the perfect aperitif to share with friends.

Colour: Very pale almost clear yellow with a touch of green

Nose: Zesty, fresh and clean with citrus characteristics especially grapefruit. Some floral notes.

Palate: Crisp and fresh with a longish finish. Good acidity, balance, and mouthfeel.

Drink: Now until 2013

Available vintages: 2010

What the critics say

"Presumably early picked to retain Sauvignon's distinctive aroma. It has the merest hint of that metallic side of Sauvignon than Francois Lurton seems to like so much but it is unmistakably Sauvignon and, thankfully, tastes bone dry. This would make a great aperitif on a hot summer's day. Despite the low alcohol, there is nothing wimpy about this wine. I like their policy of giving each varietal a strong name."

Jancis Robinson, Purplepages, July, 2011

Excellent white with lemon based acidity given depth by a touch of Muscat.

Brian Elliot, Scotland on Sunday, 14th November, 2010

A tiny amount of aromatic Muscat is added to the wine resulting in a crisp and rather unique Sauvignon, which also shows roundness and finesse. One the palate it is crisp and fresh with a longish finish. Ideal for Seafood, or try with goats' cheese.
November, 2008 James Nicholson Wine Merchant

 

 

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