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Maison Ventenac Cassandre Vermentino 2020 £12.95
MAISON VENTENAC CASSANDRE VERMENTINO
In the heart of Cabardès appellation, the vineyard of 160 hectares (of which 30 hectares are in renting) is leaned against the Montagne Noire and enjoys all year round the Languedoc sun and fresh Atlantic. On this unique terroir, at the crossroads of oceanic and Mediterranean winds, a veritable partition between the diversity of terroirs, climatic typicity and control of assemblages is played out. The Cabardès appellation is the only Languedoc appellation with the obligation to assemble at least 40% of Atlantic grapes (Cabernet, Merlot) and 40% of Mediterranean varieties (Syrah, Grenache).
Maison Ventenac has committed to a sustainable agriculture approach certified by the leading organisation ‘TERRA VITIS’. However, building on a desire to take respect for the land even further, internal specifications require that no chemical inputs be used on our soils. The transition has been underway since 2015, and almost all of the estate is now weeded mechanically.
Here, no make-up: delicate ageing carried out in jars or casks. These juices are uncompromising, sharp, precise, direct. An uppercut … but the one that feels good! The one who wakes up. The one who tells you that everything is not standardized, that everything is not uniform but unique.