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Faugères: Château des Estanilles L'Impertinent Blanc 2017

Julien Seydoux's delicious white Faugères wine is from a blend of 45% Marsanne, 45% Roussanne and 10% Viognier and it's a versatile partner for fish and poultry dishes. This bottling is called 'L'Impertinent' in homage to Julien's cheeky Fox Terrier who is depicted on the label.

Bottle
£14.95
Bottle (Case)
£179.40
Tasting Notes
This organic white Faugères wine has an appealing bouquet of white stone fruit and a supple, mid-weight palate of mirabelles and white currants with subtle herb and mineral undertones.
About this wine
Style White Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Languedoc, Faugères
Grape Variety (Cépage) Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier
Food & Wine Matching Chicken and Turkey, White Fish
Organic Organic
Vintage 2017
Cellarage It will age happily for five years.
Vinification Made from a judicious blend of 45% Marsanne, 45% Roussanne and 10% Viognier that are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and raised on their lees for 6 months prior to bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 13
Producer

Julien Seydoux - Château des Estanilles

Former stock-broker Julien Seydoux bought the highly-regarded 35 hectare Château des Estanilles in 2009 from pioneering veteran Michel Louison, who had done much to establish Faugères’ reputation as serious wine country since moving to the region in 1976. Julien is a man with a mission (and one senses the requisite funding) to produce the best wines that he possibly can from the sun-kissed, iron-rich soil surrounding the commune of Lenthéric, 20 kilometres north of Béziers. Julien has plenty of ideas about what should be done here and he is fast setting about putting them into action. His cellar hygiene is scrupulous (as he is keen to avoid problems with brettanomyces), he is deploying minimal sulphites (25-30milligrams per litre), introducing organic composts, pruning more selectively, rigorously rejecting any substandard fruit and investing in larger, new oak demi-muids and vats. Certified as organic from the 2010 vintage, the winemaking also follows a minimal intervention approach.

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