Domaine Ortola – Cuvée Nautica white
70% Vermentino, 20% Grenache blanc, 10% Viognier
The wine story
Chateau Notre Dame du Quatourze was an abandoned property bought in 1965 by Yves Ortola, a fourth-generation wine grower. He worked hard with his son Georges to improve the quality of his wines and extend his vineyards with an ambitious planting program, adding Mourvèdre, Syrah and Grenache to the existing Carignan for red wines, Viognier and Vermentino for white wines.
Each batch is vinified separately, making about 40 different wines which are blended to produce a White, a Rosé and two Reds.
The vineyards are nicely set, the Quatourze plateau overlooking The Bages lake and the Mediterranean Sea, near the old Roman city of Narbonne, and protected from the winds by a mountain.
For the last ten years, Georges and his team have engaged in organic farming and his wines have an AB label, granted by the ministry of agriculture.
This fresh and fruity wine will pair well with crab or chicken salads, white fish with butter sauce, asparagus, and pizzas with a lot of veggies
The Romans planted vines in Languedoc 2000 years ago. It is still the largest wine region in the world, where a new generation of vignerons work to improve quality over quantity.
The most southern region of France, next to Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, it is dry and sunny. It can be very hot, but the sea breezes alleviate the stress of the vines. The soils of clay, limestone and rolled pebbles, and the perfect climate maintain very strong and healthy vines.
Peachy and flowery
Taste of peach and apricot, slightly woody, with a final of toasted hazelnut.