Region: Cabardès, Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Olivier Ramé
This is an unoaked Chardonnay from those limestone soils the grape loves so much. They ‘forgot’ to put their Chardonnay in barrel and it all turned out just fine. After all, the common misconception about Chardonnay is it’s always oaky but this good example shows how lovely it can be unvarnished with oak.
Organic Practises, Vegan
Winemakers Stephanie & Olivier Ramé, a husband and wife team, are the third generation of their family to run the show at Maison Ventenac. Their vineyards are in Cabardès, the only Languedoc appellation that allows both Atlantic and Mediterranean grape varieties, so offering a unique exploration of flavours. Their specific location around the village of Ventenac-Cabardès is famed for its limestone, chalky soils, which they say gives their wines their saline & fresh characters.