By Robbie Priddle - Drink Me, April 2015. (Posted April 2015)
This is a real hidden gem which affirms Yapp’s reputation for finding brilliant French wines off the beaten tracks. It’s 100% Grenache Blanc, fermented on the lees for complexity. White Grenache is more commonly used as a blending grape, mostly notably in White Cote du Rhone, or Rioja Blanco. It’s known for its masculine and earthy character, which is evident in this wine. It’s comparatively light in mouth feel, but with low acidity the flavours are heavyweight. I found lemon, apricot, white flowers, soy, sage and other dried herbs. Concentration and richness not too dissimilar to a Viognier. Big evolution and angular character that brings different flavours with each mouthful. It’s hard to deny that Languedoc has the best value wines in France with bottles like this.