The terraced vineyards of the Côtes de Thau slope gently up from the western shores of the Étang de Thau (the seawater lagoon which is France's famous source of oysters and mussels) and comprise of limestone clay and red sandstone. Lying close to the sea tempers the severe heat of this part of southern France, allowing even ripening of Carignan Noir, Grenache and Syrah. Grapes are harvested at night, destemmed before gentle pressing and fermented at low remperatures to preserve the aromas.
2022 - Delicate, red berries on the nose, followed by a more pronounced palate of somewhat savoury red fruits, ripe citrus and a salty twang - supported by well balanced acidity.
Match with fresh appetizers - olives, tapenade or roasted peppers - or grilled meat or fish and seafood especially oysters or mussels (as you'd find served in the cabins on the shores of the Étang de Thau).