This aromatic and refreshing white hails from the Southern French heartland, the Languedoc. There, family domaines boast a long winemaking history, yet benefit from relaxed winemaking laws that allow them to produce exciting modern wines like this.
The Languedoc is arguably Frankrike'smost dynamic wine region , thanks to plentiful sunshine, varied terroir and relaxed regulations. These allow winemakers free rein to experiment with unusual grape combinations, like this Pinot Grigio/Colombard from the Gau family. Having moved from the Pyrenees to the more hospitable Languedoc in the latter half of the 19th century, Pierre was the first Gau to plant vines in the region. From 1922 his son Alfred built a cellar and developed the vineyard. It'snow the turn of the next generation, Jacques Gau, who has 60 hectares of top quality vines. Parker rated winemaker Hervé Sabardeil helped produce this wine , a pear and apple scented beauty that will make a great partner to seafood, chicken or salads.