I understood the emotional dimension that a winegrower can feel for
his vineyard. Villemajou is the yardstick, the barometer of our wines.
I love this wine as an offering that my father gave me,
a link between past, present and future. »
GENEROSITY AND ELEGANCE
The signature of Villemajou wines, both red and white, is the concentration of their grapes, which gives the wines a unique density and velvety texture. Under the warm generosity of the rolled pebbles, however, the vines draw treasures of freshness and elegance from the clay and sandstone soil.
The full measure of Carignan’s potential is revealed in the juices of these old vines. The nose evokes the warmth of a leather armchair comfortably installed in front of the fire, crackling with spicy, oaky notes and vanilla, on a bed of black fruit. The palate is full bodied, with velvety tannins, and complex aromas of blackberry and salted plum intermingled with thyme, laurel and English rose. Fragrantly refined notes of coffee and vanilla bourbon appear in retroolfaction. The finish is long and emphatic, carried by the freshness of licorice and lightly toasted notes.
The white Villemajou Grand Vin, a blend of Grenache, Roussanne, Marsanne, is aged in stainless steel in the case of the first two varietals, and in oak for the latter. Evidence of the generosity of this typically Mediterranean blend lies in its rich array of citrus aromas, from lime to bergamot, with hints of bitter orange blossom, complemented by delicious toasted, buttery notes on the nose. The mouth is full and enveloping, with a refreshing touch of acidity on the finish. This finely balanced opulence allows it to be enjoyed while young or to be cellared for a few years to develop in complexity, when it will reveal mellow notes of sweet spices.
n.m. (lat. Villa Major: la Grande Maison), cradle of a Great Adventure of strength and gentleness.