Grape varieties: 40% Clairette, 40% Vermentino, 20% Bourboulenc, produced on limestone soils. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Maturation: 12 months in tanks and new oak barrels for 10% of the wine.
Nose: Citrus fruit, floral, aniseed. Palate: Freshness and intensity. A superb white produced on a cool terroir. Organic certification, biodynamic practice.
The 20 hectares' Borie la Vitarèle estate is located on the Saint Chinian appellation in Languedoc and was created by Jean-François Izarn and his wife Cathy Planès in 1990. The Izarn were biodynamic pioneers in the area as they started practicing in 1998. Today all the wines have got the organic certification and the family still practice biodynamics. It is also interesting to note that the vast majority of their vineyards have never had to endure any chemicals. The sudden accidental death of Jean-François in 2014, one of the greatest Languedoc winemakers was a tragedy for the estate and his daughter Camille came back home to help with her mother at the property. Despite this tragic event the wines tasted recently were very elegant, showing great precision, and a fantastic expression of aromas which puts them on top of what's being made in the region currently. Jean-François was seeking the best and looking to show anthenticity with his wines produced by types of soils from the appellation (schists, limestone and pebbles) and that has been transmitted and mastered by his wife and daughter.
|Type of Products||Vin Blanc|
|Food Matching||Poultry, White Meat|
|Organic Wines||Organic With Certification|
|Biodynamic Wines||Biodynamic but not certified|