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Terroirs of The Beautiful South

Terroirs of The Beautiful South

One bottle of each of the twelve wines listed below Mas d’Agamas, Marsanne, IGP SaintGuilhem-le-Désert, 2021 La Liquière, Faugères, Amandiers Blanc, 2021 Mas Crémat, Côtes de... Read More

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Mas d'Agamas, Marsanne, IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, 2021

A look alike for a Northern Rhône wine. Very elegant and aromatic. Attractive notes of pear and flat peach with a textured mouth feel. If labelled Saint-Péray this would be a much more expensive wine. Now-2023.


ColourWhite

GrowerMas d'Agamas

Grape VarietyMarsanne

Vintage2020

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeAGA621

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Mas d'Agamas

Mas d'Agamas

Young Vincent Visseq studied winemaking in Montpellier and went on to work at Chateau Capion, a grand estate near Mas du Daumas Gassac.

As with many young French winemakers, he also chose to broaden his experience in Australia, where he was able to vinify one vintage in the Goulburn Valley, working with Marsanne and Syrah in particular.

In 2009 he...

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Château de la Liquière, Faugères, Amandiers Blanc, 2021

This is from a vineyard planted on some of their highest land about forty years ago; a blend of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Marsanne. Tasting this was an utter delight. Fragrant and aromatic, there were aromas of lemon verbena and peach on the nose. The palate was mineral and slightly layered. There was real intensity of fruit too. A superb wine. Now-2024


ColourWhite

RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon

Sub RegionFaugeres

GrowerChateau de la Liquiere

Grape VarietyRoussanne, Granache Blanc & Marsanne

Vintage2021

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

MethodOrganic

CodeLIQ621

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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Jancis Robinson

We get super excited when Jancis Robinson (or one of her team) write about our wine!

Voted the world's most influential wine critic in polls in the US, France and internationally in 2018, Jancis views herself as a wine writer rather than a wine critic.

She writes daily for JancisRobinson.com and weekly for the Financial Times. She is founder-editor of The Oxford Companion...

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Mas Crémat, Côtes de Roussillon, “La Yose”, 2020

“La Yose” is a Catalan reference for the black schist soils on which the wine is grown. This is a blend of Grenache Blanc and Vermentino which are both vinified separately. The Grenache Blanc in oak and the Vermentino in stainless steel. This is a wonderfully gastronomic wine. Stonefruit and lemon peel are matched with tarragon and a little spice. This would be perfect with barbecued fish and poultry. Now-2023.


ColourWhite

RegionRoussillon

Sub RegionIGP Cotes Catalanes

GrowerMas Cremat

Grape VarietyGrenache Blanc & Vermentino

Vintage2020

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeMCR520

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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Domaine Fontanel, Amae Blanc, Roussanne, IGP Côtes Catalanes, 2020

It’s always a joy to drink a rich, lightly oaked pure Roussanne. There’s a complex honeyed scent encompassing beeswax and fennel seed; and a rounded, powerful mid-palate, with honeyed richness cut by lime. Appealing apricot note on the finish. A splendid wine for rich white meat dishes – even with Lebanese spice. Now-2024.


ColourWhite

RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon

GrowerDomaine Fontanel

Grape VarietyRoussanne

Vintage2020

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFON720

Style

Dry > Sweet

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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Chateau La Grave, Minervois Rose, Expression, 2021

From a blend of Syrah and Grenache, this unfailingly delivers splendid ripeness and intensity. Pale salmon pink. This is a perfect all rounder, fruity enough to enjoy on its own but also dry enough for food. Now-2023


ColourRosé

RegionLanguedoc

Sub RegionMinervois

GrowerChateau La Grave

Grape VarietySyrah & Grenache

Vintage2020

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeGRV421

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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Grenache / Garnacha

Grenache / Garnacha 

Grenache grows well in hot, dry regions, though it can develop very high (15 degrees+) alcohol.

As such it is grown principally in Southern France and Spain (as Garnacha). It is usually blended with other varieties in the Southern Rhône and Languedoc (Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsaut and others).

Its flavour usually encompasses the...

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Les Quatre Tours, Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rose, Signature, 2020

A long-term favourite here based on Syrah and Grenache with Cinsault. Very pale pink, with generous fruit and restrained elegance: flavours of white peach, berries and cream (even a pleasing hint of Strawberry Mivvi). Satisfying weight and a fine dry finish. Now-2022

ColourRosé

RegionProvence

GrowerLes Quatre Tours

Grape VarietySyrah, Grenache & Cinsault

Vintage2019

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Grenache / Garnacha

Grenache / Garnacha 

Grenache grows well in hot, dry regions, though it can develop very high (15 degrees+) alcohol.

As such it is grown principally in Southern France and Spain (as Garnacha). It is usually blended with other varieties in the Southern Rhône and Languedoc (Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsaut and others).

Its flavour usually encompasses the...

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Domaine Fontanel, Hominus Sapanius, IGP Cotes Catalanes, Rouge 2019

From young vines of Syrah and Grenache, plus a little Mourvédre, grown in hot, dry and windy mountain vineyards near Tautavel (so it could actually be labelled as Côte du Roussillon Villages). This long-term favourite here has been repackaged into a Burgundy shaped bottle and the label features a brightly coloured image of what looks like finger puppets or happy ghosts. these jolly figures are tenuously linked to Tautavel's ancient history of human habitation. 
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ColourRed

RegionRoussillon

GrowerDomaine Fontanel

Grape VarietySyrah, Grenache & Mourvedre

Vintage2019

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFON419

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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Domaine Fontanel

Tautavel, France

Things have changed at Domaine Fontanel, but with a sense of continuity. Elodie and Matthieu Collet bought the domaine from Pierre and Marie-Claude Fontaneil in 2017 and have already made a name for themselves, being elected no less than Vignerons de l'Année (Roussillon) du Guide Hachette 2019.

After both graduating as agricultural...

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Grenache / Garnacha

Grenache / Garnacha 

Grenache grows well in hot, dry regions, though it can develop very high (15 degrees+) alcohol.

As such it is grown principally in Southern France and Spain (as Garnacha). It is usually blended with other varieties in the Southern Rhône and Languedoc (Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsaut and others).

Its flavour usually encompasses the...

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Mas des Brousses, Chasseur des Brousses, IGP Saint-Guilhem-Le-Desert, 2019

This is from organically farmed (and certified) vines up in the wild hills at Puechabon, north-west Montpellier. The recipe for this successful marriage of Bordeaux and the south has changed over recent years; in this vintage it's based on young vine Mourvedre with old vine Merlot, plus a little Syrah and Grenache. Juicy, sappy red cherry, strawberry and blackcurrant flavours - spiced by a little of Mourvedre's savouriness. This feels crunchy and vital - very moreish and perfect for...

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ColourRed

RegionLanguedoc

Sub RegionIGP

GrowerMas des Brousses

Grape VarietyMourvedre, Merlot & Syrah

Vintage2019

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeMAB119

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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Mas des Brousses

Brousses translates as bush, or brush; this is, literally, the farm in the brush.

Amidst the rolling scrub-covered hills around Puéchabon and the pebble-strewn terrasses near the Hérault river lie the domaine’s plots of vines.

Tall Géraldine Combes (from a family who have inhabited Puéchabon, near Gignac, since 1525) juggles looking after...

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Merlot

Origins       

  • Bordeaux region. Known by 18thC
  • Now much more widely planted in Bordeaux than Cabernet Sauvignon

Characteristics   

  • Productive - high yielding …but early budding, so vulnerable to frost (e.g. 1956)
  • In comparison to Cabernet Sauvignon: higher sugars and appealing...
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Domaine Pegaline, Pin-Sault, Vin de France, 2021

A blend of Cinsault and Pinot Noir, hence the name. Gentle purple. Enticing perfume, combining the bright strawberry of Cinsault with a little Pinot earthiness. Juicy, sappy, light and crunchy, with dancing red-berried fruit, this is a silky beauty. Will make perfect drinking as soon as the weather warms up. Now-2023


ColourRed

RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon

GrowerDomaine Pegaline

Grape VarietyPinot Noir & Cinsault

Vintage2021

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

MethodOrganic

CodePEG121

Style

Light bodied

Light > Full

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir  

Origins       

  • Ancient vine, perhaps 2,000 years old

Distant origins in France - first documented mention in France in 1375

Characteristics   

  • Finicky grape: notoriously difficult to grow (which is partly why it is hugely intriguing to New World...
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Clos de L’Amandaie, Heritage Carignan, IGP Vicomte D’Aumelas, 2020

Only seven producers work in the tiny IGP of Vicomte D’Aumelas. The vineyards lie between the Herault river and the Aumelas hills just to the west of Montpellier. Here Clos de L’Amandaie have a small plot of old vine Carignan which they use to make this wine. The grapes are given a short maceration to create a youthful and approachable style of wine. Vibrant red fruit with a slight rustic note. This is a bright wine that would be perfect with a plate of saucisson. Now-2023

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ColourRed

RegionLanguedoc

Sub RegionIGP Vicomte D'Aumelas

GrowerClos de L'Amandaie

Grape VarietyCarignan

Vintage2020

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeCLA120

Style

Medium bodied

Light > Full

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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Carignan

Carignan is the grape which really distinguishes the red wines of the Languedoc and Roussillon from those of the southern Rhône (in the latter Grenache is ubiquitous and dominant, and Syrah and Mourvèdre are the preferred blending grapes).

It has been a much maligned grape. For example Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine thunders: "Carignan,...

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Chateau de la Liquiere, Faugeres Rouge, 2019

The estate’s principal wine, an unoaked, life-enhancing blend of Grenache and Syrah with a little Carignan and Mourvèdre. Youthful, vibrant purple. A lively and concentrated blast of fresh blackberry, blackcurrant and black cherry fruit. Transparent and expressive – a classic example. Now-2024“Smells like hot plum jam on a leather saddle, like a blueberry pie that’s been pulled out of the oven just in the nick of time.I wondered if this was going to turn out a bit too funky when I...

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ColourRed

RegionFaugeres

GrowerChateau de la Liquiere

Grape VarietyGrenache, Syrah & Mourvedre

Vintage2019

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

MethodOrganic

CodeLIQ119

Style

Medium bodied

Light > Full

Grenache / Garnacha

Grenache / Garnacha 

Grenache grows well in hot, dry regions, though it can develop very high (15 degrees+) alcohol.

As such it is grown principally in Southern France and Spain (as Garnacha). It is usually blended with other varieties in the Southern Rhône and Languedoc (Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsaut and others).

Its flavour usually encompasses the...

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Domaine du Grand Arc, Cuvee des Quarante, Corbieres, 2019

Based on 45% Carignan with 35% Grenache and 20% Syrah, all in barrel, about 20% new: a blend at the Schenk cellar first made by father Bruno when he was forty years old - hence the name. Dark fruited nose with accents of chocolate, dense texture and masses of red fruit on a smooth and silky frame. Bold. Now-2026We have been buying from Grand Arc since 2002: here Nicolas Schenk is now running the family estate created by his father Bruno. The vines lie on classic argilo-calcaire soils, with...

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ColourRed

RegionLanguedoc

Sub RegionCorbieres

GrowerDomaine du Grand Arc

Grape VarietyCarignan, Syrah & Grenache

Vintage2019

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

MethodOrganic

CodeDGA319

Style

Medium bodied

Light > Full

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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Domaine du Grand Arc

Corbieres, France

Nicolas Schenk is now running the family estate created by his father Bruno. Bruno Schenk is still a legend here at SVS.

He was an engineer in Alsace before he came to buy vineyards in the Corbieres in 1995. At first he sent his grapes to the co-operative, but after one frost affected year he decided he had to come out and bottle his own wines to...

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Carignan

Carignan is the grape which really distinguishes the red wines of the Languedoc and Roussillon from those of the southern Rhône (in the latter Grenache is ubiquitous and dominant, and Syrah and Mourvèdre are the preferred blending grapes).

It has been a much maligned grape. For example Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine thunders: "Carignan,...

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Terroirs of The Beautiful South

One bottle of each of the twelve wines listed below

Mas d’Agamas, Marsanne, IGP SaintGuilhem-le-Désert, 2021

La Liquière, Faugères, Amandiers Blanc, 2021

Mas Crémat, Côtes de Roussillon, “La Yose”, 2020

Fontanel, Roussanne, IGP Cotes Catalanes Amae Blanc, 2020

La Grave, Minervois Rosé, Expression, 2021

Les Quatre Tours, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé, Signature, 2020

Fontanel, Hominus Sapanius, IGP Côtes Catalanes, 2019

Mas des Brousses, Chasseur des Brousses, IGP SaintGuilhem-le-Désert, 2019

Domaine Pégaline, Pin-sault, Vin de France, 2021

Clos de l’Amandaie, Héritage Carignan, IGP Vicomte D’Aumelas, 2020

La Liquière, Faugères Rouge, 2019

Grand Arc, Corbières, Cuvée de Quarante, 2019

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