Maison Ventanac Marie 2020
Bright, floral, fresh and full of simple joy.
Grape: Colombard + Chenin Blanc
Region: Languedoc, France
This wine is a blend two grapes. Colombard, a grape variety that originates in the west of France, and is one of those permitted for use in white Bordeaux wines, and Chenin Blanc, which originates from the Loire valley. This makes it, in theory at least, a more westerly wine and of course, that's the Ventenac story line - Atlantic and Mediterranean coming together. And in this case it's a delightful marriage with the simple fruitiness of 80% Colombard underpinned by the structure, acidity and slight salinity of the 20% Chenin. An atypical blend, it is citrus fresh with notes of apple and grapefruit over what is essentially a simple but delicious palate.
Maison Ventenac is a young and dynamic project based in the vineyards of the Ramé family in Cabardès, north of the city of Carcassonne, at the (fairly wild) west of the Languedoc. Limestone forms the sub-soil in the best parts of the family's vineyards, together with their dense planting of vines and the relatively wet winters in the region, there is a real sense of excitement for the future of the region.
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