The Montagne Noire (Black Mountain) takes its name from a small range of mountains in central southern France to the north of Minervois, which forms a distant backdrop to many Languedoc vineyards, the highest peak reaches 1210m. The region still retains its wild spectacular scenery and unspoilt terrain. This range encompasses two wines, a fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc from the Cotes de Gascogne and a complex and intriguing Syrah from the Pays d'Oc.
A white wine of pale colour, with green reflections and translucent shades. The wine is brilliant, light, and clear. It is rich and full bodied when swirled in the glass. To smell we happily find the typical aromas of Sauvignon with richer and softer connotations. We have found in it aromas of white fruit compotes, pears, peaches, some mineralitie as well as a hint of gun powder. On airing it is joined by aromas of citrus fruit confits and honey. A smell that combines sweetness and freshness. To taste, the wine proclaims its richness with a sweet and fleshy bouquet. Then the texture binds itself with more bubbly and light sensations creating a lovely mineralitie. The taste lingers in the mouth and at the finish we discover honey-like and compotes sensations. A perfect balance of liveliness and sweetness. All the same it remains a dry wine at the end.
As an aperitif, with shrimps, delicate frozen seafood, whelks in mayonnaise, cold langoustine in mayonnaise, smoked salmon, fish terrine, beef stew, white asparagus gratin, fish fried fish, terrine of Saint-Jacques, mozzarella tomatos, Parisian fishes, goat's cheese.