Sommelier Notes: Our friend Katie Jones is one of the stars in the Languedoc winemaking renaissance. Everything she touches has a distinctive personality, where you can always taste the wild herbs of her vineyards deep in the heart of the region where the Languedoc and Roussillon meet. This is primarily because she buys very small old vineyards, most of very interesting, rare grape varieties. She vinifies each parcel of hand harvested grapes separately so she knows exactly what she has. She makes many wines, but they are all of very small quantities coming from a total estate of just 30 acres of vines.
The grapes for this wine all come from one old vineyard which sits under the watchful eye of the Queribus castle built by the brave and committed Cathars in the 13th century. Most white wines remind us of citrus and fruits, but this rare 100% organic grey grenache smells of flowers!! Almond blossoms (there are lots of almond trees in the Languedoc-Roussillon) and fennel powder with a touch of ripe melon. The key here is minerality with a super appealing soft underbelly. This wine was difficult in fermentation and Katie kept it a long time in a barrel to 'temper' the character. What a joy now it is tamed; full of flavor and definitively wine-and-food wine. Be amazed!