Les Eminades Pierre Plantee, Saint-Chinian, Languedoc, France
Finding wines like Les Eminades happens rarely. And when you get the opportunity to import direct, you jump. ‘Pierre Plantee’ is super smooth with typical Southern French flavours of cassis, cherry, herbs and an innate sunniness, so often found in wines from the area. A delight.
Husband and wife team Luc and Patricia Bettoni farm 14 hectares of vines nestled in amongst the garrigue-covered hills above Saint Chinian. This is a wild, untamed place at some of the highest altitudes found in the appellation, lending the wines freshness and balance rarely encountered in the region.
Only wild yeasts are used and the wines are bottled unfined and with minimal doses of sulphur.
These are stunning wines, well thought of as some of the best in Saint Chinian. We're proud to be the UK importers to Les Eminades.
Grape varieties: Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache
Winemaking method: Organic
Alcohol level: 13%