Coteaux du Languedoc: Mas Bruguière 'Les Mûriers' 2019
Xavier Bruguière's wonderful white 'Les Mûriers' (which is a humble Coteaux du Languedoc wine as there is no white permitted in the Pic Saint-Loup cru) is made from a blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne. Xavier recommends serving it with a mushroom spelt risotto (speltotto) or a grilled veal chop with braised fennel.
From vines that are grown on limestone and clay soils in the coolest, most northerly plots, this wine has a bouquet of ripe yellow plums and a rounded stone fruit palate with hints of citrus and minerals giving it an elegant, dry finish.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Languedoc, Pic Saint-Loup|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Marsanne, Roussanne|
|Food & Wine Matching||Pork|
|Cellarage||Drinks well from vintage but will age happily for 2-3 years.|
|Vinification||The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness and are matured on their lees for 5 months.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12.5|
Mas Bruguière (Xavier Bruguière)
The Bruguière family have been making wine in Pic Saint-Loup since the Revolution and the 20-hectare plus estate is now run by Xavier and his wife, Marjorie. Mas Bruguière has been at the forefront of Pic Saint Loup’s rise to cru status. The classic Mas Bruguière red is called ‘l’Arbouse’ and is named after the strawberry tree that flourishes in the region. The beauty of Xavier’s wines is their simplicity and restraint and it is what hasn’t been done in the cellar here that is significant.View more wines from this producer...