These beautifully crafted wines come highly recommended and are from Vignobles Montagnac, established in 1937, in the Languedoc Roussillon. Their vineyards stretch from the banks of Thau Lagoon to the foothills of the mountains on the right bank of the River Hérault. These marine vineyards are amongst the oldest on the Mediterranean; they are crossed by the Roman highway – the Via Domitienne and are close to the historic ports of Sète and Agde.
Our selection includes:
3 Montagnac Cabernet Sauvignon – A rich and intense wine with superb flavours of ripe blackberries with a touch of prune and cedar wood. It has a fruity aroma with a hint of green peppers and has soft, smooth tannins.
Montagnac Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with grilled meats, particularly steak, duck, game, rich casseroles, Italian meat pasta dishes and Greek moussaka.
3 Montagnac Merlot – A very ‘moreish’ Merlot with lovely perfumed cherry aromas and a hint of dark chocolate. A whiff of grassy flavours mingles well with the ripe black fruit. It’s well balanced, complex and offers outstanding value.
Montganc Merlot pairs very well with Asian cuisine – from rich Chinese dishes to Indian curries as well as grilled lamb, pork and steak, stroganoffs and tomato based dishes.
3 Montagnac Chardonnay – A Chardonnay in a different league. This is unoaked Chardonnay and is a crisp and fruity wine with the flavours of summer flowers, vanilla, green apples, tart lemons and pear – and has a nice little sherbet bite on the finish.
Montagnac Chardonnay will pair really well with dishes based on creamy or buttery sauces, tuna, salmon, chicken, pork and salads. It will also go well with the exotic flavours of Caribbean cooking, Chinese cuisine and even light fruity Indian dishes.
3 Montagnac Sauvignon Blanc – A terrific Sauvignon Blanc and a real gem with aromas of honey, peach, apple, orange peel and smoke. It has flavours of zesty lemon, herbs, flint and spice, and a touch of caramel and crystallised fruit.
Montagnac Sauvignon Blanc can stand up to the spicier Asian foods, Mexican dishes based on tomatillos, Japanese dishes such as sushi and sashimi and is great with barbequed spare ribs and both marinaded chicken drumsticks and pork chops.