By: Morgan Laurie
K&L Staff Member
Situated in the Minervois, an oft-overlooked region within the Languedoc-Roussillon, the winemakers at Chateau Saint Jacques d'Albas favor a more natural approach to wine making, approaching the vinification process with minimal intervention. They limit yields to produce more expressive grapes and utilize organic methods when managing the soil and the vines. What you get is an intensely flavorful wine for an incredible bargain. The blending of Viognier, Vermentino and Roussanne creates a well balanced and aromatic wine. Notes of honeysuckle, lemon zest and stone fruit pop, while the bright acid is balanced by a roundness and overall medium body. Fans of unoaked Chardonnay should give this a try if you're looking to expand your repertoire and try something new.