Found on wine menus for up to $40, the 2010 La Croix Gratiot 2010 is a refreshing white wine with a wonderful fragrance of wild spring flowers.
From the Winemaker
Situated between Bassin de Thau and hills of pines, the vineyard of La Croix Gratiot is on the village of Montagnac. The vines planted on a loamy-limestone soil profit from the marine trade winds and the scents of the scrubland. This microclimate allows the grapes to reach an optimal maturity and to fully express the typicity of the grapes varieties during the different process of winemaking.
The estates produce AOC Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet and IGP Pays Oc. Yves and Hugues own the vineyard for 25 years, and decided in 2004 to create the winery. Since 2007, their daughter Anaïs Ricome oversees the team for winemaking and sale of wine.
The palate is fresh and lively, atypically found in the middle palate a slight roundness that softens and helps differentiate.
When this wine was brought into the store, we were unsure if the Sommelier was seduced by the winemaker or the wine, but either way, this refreshing and crisp white Languedoc Wine found a prominent place in our store and in our glasses. The intense concentrated fruit flavors of guava and nectarines along with the lengthy finish were a pleasant surprise.
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