The stunning Château de la Négly is located 20 kilometres from Narbonne in the heart of the La Clape Mountains. Until the Gallo Roman period it was in fact an island and its clay/silt terroir and proximity to the sea results in distinctive and delicious styles of wine.
A fresh and highly aromatic white wine with notes of peach, mango and almonds on the nose. The palate is powerful but lean with a delicious seam of minerality running through it. An exotic, crisp wine which would be a great match for all manner of sea food dishes. The Château themselves suggest Mediterranean tuna tartar which sounds extremely good to us!
"Peachy. With spices. A wonderful whorl of dust and spice and dried eucalyptus leaves and dried pear. Ripe peach roundness, spiky herbs, a hint of honey and with this slate-and-green-glass minerality pulling firm lines through the spice and roundness. I'd hold this back for at least another year, but probably more. There is a lot more to come.
(Tamlyn Currin, Jancis Robinson Purple Pages, July 2020)