We first met Jacques Frelin In Paris in 1987 and this pioneer of the French organic wine movement has been our most important supplier almost from that moment. Originally from the Vendée region he worked initially with his now ex-wife at Domaine de Clairac, then with Louis Andrieu and Olivier Azan. He now runs the operation single-handedly but with the backing of his old friend Frédéric Lachaux.
Organic vineyards represented – 40 hectares. Organic since 1983.
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Chardonnay La Marouette IGP Pays d’Oc
Chardonnay La Marouette comes from vineyards between Montpellier and Nîmes and has a pleasing lemon and tropical fruit nose.
In the mouth it’s clean and fresh with typical Chardonnay buttery-ness adding roundness. There is a hint of honey on the otherwise dry finish.
Production: South of France in a mediterranean climate. Extrem attention to select the very best parcels of Chardonnay. Night harvesting and vinification with control of the temperature to protect the grapes aromas and the freshness.
Tasting: With a bright yellow and green reflect, this wine has complex citrus and tropical fruit nose. The mouth is buttered.
Wine and Food pairing: Serve at 8-10°C with poultry, seadfood or with grilled lemoned fish.
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