ROBERT VIC, Preignes le Vieux Qualenvi certified
These wines are produced by Aurélie and Jérome Vic, fifth generation of the Vic family, whose estate lies close to the Mediterranean Sea, near Béziers. The grapes here benefit from perfect growing conditions and the Vic philosophy is to amplify the quality of their raw materials by sheer hard work in the vineyards. They use neither pesticides nor chemical fertilisers and are QUALENVI accredited. This certification marks commitment to food safety and traceability and is a guarantee of sustainable environmental practices. These practices shine through in wines that are fresh and free from the synthetic taste profiles that mar so many ‘house’ wines.
Petite Source le Pré rouge is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Merlot. Bright ruby purple in colour. On the nose, clean plummy fruit with a hint of graphite (the Merlot showing through!). Dry, light bodied, red plum fruit, crisp acidity, soft tannins. Really lovely mouthfeel; soft, yet with a touch of pleasing astringency on finish and a touch of oak seasoning the palate. A delicious entry-level wine which is totally authentic and without artifice.