2022 Chateau De La Négly, La Brise Marine, AOP La Clape
Château de la Négly is in the village of Fleury d’Aude in the region known as La Clape. Owner Jean Paux-Rosset and oenologist Claude Gros produce superb wines from low yielding, hand-picked fruit. Vines are planted on limestone soils in sight of the Mediterranean and benefit from cooling sea breezes that moderate the ripening of the grapes.
La Brise Marine is a blend of 70% Bourbelenc and 30% Rousanne. Bourbelenc is fermented in stainless steel and spends six months on its fine lees whilst the Roussanne is vinified in oak barriques. The resulting wine has a wonderful vivacity and freshness. Aromas of white peach, mango, grapefruit and almonds on the nose. The palate lively and generous with mineral notes.