Region: Languedoc, France
Villa Blanche Les Cepages Anciens Terret Blanc 2021
100% Terret Blanc
This ancient grape variety, native to the Languedoc, that grows around the perimeter of the Thau lagoon was largely forgotten at the end of the 20th century then rediscovered as a result of the resurgence of the Languedoc cultural identity. This new 2021 vintage was touched by exceptionally hard spring frosts which meant that yields were tiny, but there is no doubt about the quality of the wine.
It has a lovely glimmering pale green hue, with bright, fresh aromas on the nose of exotic fruit and a touch of aniseed. Clean and elegant in the mouth,
with citrussy notes, like grapefruit, but also boxwood, blackcurrant leaf and rhubarb. There is the characteristic touch of salinity on the finish which is full and fruity.
A wine that will be perfect with a shellfish platter, fish dishes or quite simply as an aperitif.