Ben says

★ Good Wine “Chardonnay from the Pays d’Oc can produce some very exciting styles you can enjoy in young vintages. This one has a nose reminiscent of Limoux with cool green apple, guave and a touch of fennel. There’s white peach and orchard fruits on the palate over a creamy, yoghurty texture from lees stirring.”
Montsablé Chardonnay IGP Pays d'Oc


Varietal Chardonnay with 13.0% abv. Vegan friendly. Grapes are from 20 year old vines on clay soils close to the Canal du Midi and the River Aude. The must is lightly clarified before fermentation and the maceration is fairly warm and atypical, extracting a deeper level of fruit. 3 months in mature French oak with maturation on lees both in tank and barrel.

Grown in: Puicheric, Pays d’Oc, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

There’s a gentle line between fruitiness and freshness with this wine, but it can take on some heartwarming dishes like fish pie, roast chicken, or mac and cheese.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Beckford Bottle Shop annual tasting.

£14.50 Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath.

Reviewed and tasted: 5 November 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Terres Fidèles goes by the slogan ‘L’espirit de lieu’, or ‘The spirit of place’. The range is handcrafted by Alliance Wine’s Fergal Tynan MW and includes plenty of old vine parcels, as well as small scale AOP wines.