A white wine that’s almost orange, and almost oxidative... with notes of exotic fruits, dried banana, and curry... Palate: rich, full, aromatic, with tension, length, and a complex finish... The bouquet opens well in the glass – do not decant.
Antony Tortul is a young négociant, vinifying and maturing wines from Gaillac to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, with the Languedoc being his favourite playground. When it comes to buying grapes, Antony makes simple, savvy choices, opting for old vines and beautiful terroirs invariably farmed organically or biodynamically. What follows are simple, respectful, non-interventionist vinifications. Every wine is produced practically without any sulphur, fermentations are low temperature, the final pressed juices are always set aside, maturations are long and in old barrels, etc... In other words, a man of considerable good sense!
Antony is a nomadic négociant, searching for an ideal, full of vitality and in perpetual movement – like the juice he bottles, living wines one and all! As Antony himself puts it: FRENCH WINE'S NOT DEAD!