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Domaine La Marfée Frisson d'Ombelles 2015 IGP l'Herault

(Code: MARF/FRISS/15)
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Domaine La Marfée Frisson d'Ombelles 2015 IGP l'Herault
Vintage
2015
 
Region Saint Georges d'Orques, west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry white - medium-to-full bodied, aged in oak for 1 year
Grapes 60% Roussanne, 30% Chardonnay, 10% other
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Fish or seafood dishes, white meats, stir fries
Next day 
As good - perhaps even better
Drink Great to drink now, but will age/evolve to at least 2023
A lovely straw/gold colour, with green glints. The nose is just wonderfully aromatic, complex and full of vivacity - herbaceous and fruity at the same time, with notes of nettles, mint and hay, mingled with fresh apple and peach, a hint of judicious oak and more stony minerality than you can shake a stick at! If it smells good, it tastes even better, with beautifully ripe, juicy, garrigue herb-infused stone fruit and soft citrus flavours, again with a pronounced mineral tang and mouth-watering acidity. With genuine complexity, it manages to be soft and approachable, yet beautifully poised and structured at the same time, in a northern Rhône-meets-Burgundy sort of way, with a very long, cool, minty/spicy/tangy finish. From one of the great Languedoc growers, this is consistently (vintage after vintage) our favourite Languedoc white wine - and an absolute steal at the price. Oh, and if you want to know what the 10% "other" grape variety is that goes into the blend, then feel free to drop us an email. It is a "legal" variety, and really does make a significant contribution to the flavours and texture of the wine, but...... it's a long story! Biodynamic.