Founded in 1996, Clos du Gravillas sits on a plateau of crushed white limestone. Certified organic and produced with a low-intervention approach, the estate's flagship white, a blend of Grenache Blanc and Macabeu, shows richness on the nose from 11 months on its lees in Austrian barrels, as well as a defined minerality on the finish. The antidote to flabby, high-alcohol whites that emanate from the region, "The Unexpected" pairs nicely with saltier fare, from sardines to veal cutlets.
VARIETY: GRENACHE BLANC & MACABEO
REGION: Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon, FRANCE