Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Comté-Tolosan
Code: JEAN025
Crisp and zesty Southern French white with tropical aromas and a soft finish. Refreshing and thirst-quenching. We blended this wine specially for House of Townend in conjunction with the winemakers and it just sings; a crisp, utterly delicious and very moreish green zesty fruit and pungent, almost Sauvignon-Blanc style intensity.

Xavier Roger

Xavier Roger’s roots were firmly in the vineyards of Sancerre in the Loire Valley. Son of Jean-Max Roger whose 34ha domaine in the village of Bué, just south-west of town of Sancerre, is renowned for its production of high quality, Sancerre, Menetou-Salon and Pouilly Fumé. However three is a crowd, and with his brothers Thibault and Etienne working at the family domaine, Xavier set out on his own and made his own way.


After attending winemaking school in Burgundy followed by three years of viticulture training at the agronomy school in Montpelier, Xavier spent t...

Refreshing aromas of lime and lychee with a subtle hint of white pepper, Juicy, rich, and well balanced on the palate with a vivid finish.
Good as an aperitif. Works equally well with a light chicken salad.
The grapes are picked during the night, destemmed and finally go through skin contact maceration for 24 hours This process enhances the structure and complexity of the wine. A gentle and meticulous pressing leads to a soft extraction of the most aromatic juices. Fermentation is in tank using inoculated yeasts. Aging is made in tanks to keep a fruity style.

Graham Holter, Wine Merchant Magazine, August 2023: 'These days it's worth giving serious consideration to any wine with an ABV of 11.5% that also hits the shelf under £10. This Colombard/ Ugni Blanc blend from south west France is seemingly aimed at Kiwi Sauvignon lovers on a budget, and while it's less intense it's certainly zippy, with lime and lychee notes'.

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