Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Code: ANDR030
Folie d’Ines is named after Inès Hébert, the former owner of the Domaine. Folie d’Ines is the premium Cuvée from the Domaine Saint-André. This wine is a fresh blend of three traditional grape varieties, only planted on the best parcels. Increased precision in the plot selection as well as preventing oxidation thanks to a precise winemaking contribute to the harmonious ageing of this outstanding wine

Domaine Saint Andre

In the heart of Languedoc , facing the town of Sète and Mont Saint Clair, cradled by the Lagoon of Thau, the Domaine Saint-André, with an area of ​​30 hectares, brings together all the traditional grape varieties of the Languedoc ( Cinsault, Carignan, Chardonnay, Muscat, Roussanne, Vermentino and Viognier ), to which are added certain Bordeaux grape varieties ( Merlot and Cabernet Franc ). Its vineyard benefits from a Mediterranean climate tempered by maritime influences. Its soil, predominantly clay-limestone, is conducive to the production of excellent quality wines.
Aromas of citrus fruits from the Roussanne, ripe stone fruits from the Viognier and delicate toasted and vanilla notes from the oak come together to make this outstanding white wine. The palate balances freshness and power with an ample yet elegant structure
Enjoy this wine slightly chilled, with with mushrooms risottos, poultry, creamy cheeses, sole Meunière…
The grapes are harvested separately. The bunches are carefully pressed as soon as they reach the cellar, under an inert atmosphere. The wine ferments in French oak barrels of 400l. Folie d’Ines is aged in oak, on its fine lees with regular stirring, enhancing structure, aromas and protecting it from oxidation. At the end of the process, the wine is carefully filtered and bottled.

Jancis Robinson, January 2024, 16.5 points: 'Hazelnut-butter oakiness on the nose which is gently balanced by fresh honeydew-melon and crisp yellow-apple fruit on the palate. Clean-cut, liquorice-lined acidity. Great balance and although back-label food-pairing suggestions are normally nonsense, I totally agree with their suggestion of truffle risotto with this. Be generous with the parmesan on top. But it's actually the kind of wine you could put on the dinner table no matter what you're serving, and it will be amenably delicious and complicit. Roast chicken, pork chops, macaroni cheese, fish cakes, silken-tofu and miso soup... it would happily pair with all of them and anything that is not too spicy, sharp or delicate.'

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