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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Syrah ‘La Marouette’ IGP Pays d’Oc
Another delicious (and very reasonably priced wine) in the La Marouette range which testifies to the expertise of its Chilean wine-maker, Paula Godoy. It has the trademark house style of her Languedoc wines – honest, likeable, and harmonious. Her Syrah is characteristically generous of fruit with alluring berry aromas, and there’s some spice in the mouth too. Supple and well-balanced, it’s great with flavoursome Mediterranean food: lamb and rosemary, ratatouille, stuffed tomatoes or garlicky bruschetta!