Timeless, classic design – Heraldique’s coat of arms symbolises a marriage of traditional southern grape varieties and modern winemaking skills. These are stunning blends, terroir-driven, showing vibrant and full flavours and demonstrating the potential of the Languedoc, one of the most exciting wine regions in the world, with a renewed sense of commitment from young winemakers.
2020 will be remembered for its changeable climate. The wet winter generously replenished groundwater reserves, allowing budbreak to occur early. The warm, wet spring was record breaking for high temperatures and rainfall, which in turn stimulated intense growth, good foliage development and early flowering. The typically Mediterranean summer, was hot and dry which allowed the vines to mature and the fruit was harvested under good conditions.
The fruit is sourced from carefully selected vineyards in the Pays d’Oc. The Pays d’Oc area has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters, with the majority of rainfall occurring during the spring and autumn. Dry, continental winds from the north west bring cooling influences to the vineyards, which help to reduce disease pressure. This wind is interspersed with warm winds from the south, which bring moisture to the vines. Each vineyard site has its own terroir characteristics which add subtle complexity to the resulting wine.
The complex blend for this wine was put together at a winery source in the Languedoc, following a rigorous selection of tastings. Each grape variety was fermented separately with selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel vats which retained the freshness and aromatic characters of each varietal.
An intense, perfumed nose with aromas of tropical fruit leads to a rich, creamy and spicy palate of great character.
Grenache Blanc 65%, Viognier 18%, Colombard 17%.