The ‘Pays d’Oc’ refers to the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. Geographically the Oc covers an incredibly broad swathe of vineyards from the Rhône delta in the middle of southern France to westernmost tip of France’s Mediterranean coast.
For this wine two parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and Rolle (the traditional French name for Vermentino) were selected from the sun-drenched vineyards of southern France. Their position, on alluvial sand and silt, encourages the vines to root deep into the soil, finding the water they need to sustain them during the long, hot summers. Each plot is harvested in the cooler early mornings and the Sauvignon Blanc is always harvested a few weeks before the later ripening Rolle. Both varieties then undergo cold maceration in stainless steel tanks, followed by gentle pressing and alcoholic fermentation on fine lees (at a temperature of 16-18°C) to bring out the creamy texture of the Rolle, which perfectly balances the freshness of the Sauvignon Blanc.
75% Sauvignon Blanc 25% Rolle
Classic French moules marinière or any creamy based chicken recipe. This wine also makes a great accompaniment to Chinese and oriental dishes.