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“Page Blanche” 2013, Monts et Merveilles

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Monts et Merveilles is a new winery in Languedoc (Minervois), with a very small vineyard (4,20 ha) and a fantastic spirit. Laure and Julien started in 2012, following the most evident and simple rules of agriculture combined with biodynamic method. They make wonderful natural wines, full of fruit, freshness, and passion !

Marsanne and Roussanne for the whites, Grenache, Syrah, Carignan for the reds, all of their wines are great.

But there was one that particularly stunned me : “Page Blanche” 2013. This wine has an awesome ginseng taste ! Fermentation and 13 month raising in small clay jars (and a part in old barrels) give this Marsanne a wonderful nose on ginseng, roots, pear and earth ! With a delicate and elegant body. A great wine and totally unique ! It was raised in clay jars but has nothing in common with amphora/Qevri wines or “orange” wine.

Unfortunately they only produced 500 bottles in 2013 and didn’t do it again. But maybe will it comes out on a future vintage ?

 

Don’t miss Monts et Merveilles !

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I was a young sommelier, freshly out of school, and already bored by the wines I had in hands. Then I met natural wine in 2009 and most importantly people who made it and people who drink it. Fascinated and passionate, I love my wine to be alive and free, with a soul, an ethic, and a story.

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