Le Ciste White, Domaine Laguerre
While Domaine Laguerre has gained a tremendous reputation for their whites and become some of the most respected wines in the region and beyond. Their focus is on producing the best wines they can while applying biodynamic principles to farming, meaning their wines a totally underpriced at this quality level. For now! Stock up while you can.
Le Ciste white is often considered as one of the best wines to come out of the region. It has a unique rocky smoky quality to it, not dissimilar to the one found in Chablis or Pouilly Fumes. A terroir-driven wine, and a benchmark for Southern whites.
Producer Domaine Laguerre
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic, biodynamic certified. Hand harvest. Pneumatic press. Each grape is fermented separately with native yeasts and raised in used demi-muid. Small SO2 addition at bottling only.
Grapes Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussane, Rolle, Macabeu
Region AOP Côtes du Roussillon Languedoc, France
ABV 13%Tasting Notes Incredible mineral tension in the glass, cutting through concentrated pear, lemon, orchards, and an almondy character too. Fresh herbs, verbena, thyme. Sea breeze ?! Very complex