MAISON VENTENAC

Cabardes (NW Languedoc), France

The Cabardès vineyard lies in the foothills of the Massif Central, called “the Black Mountain,” about ten kilometers from Carcassonne. Cabardès, which was classified as an AOC (Appelation d’Origine Controlée) in 1999, is among the most respected viticultural terroirs of the Languedoc-Roussillon, known for both the high quality and originality of its wines. Located only a short distance from the Naurouze, the highest point of the Canal du Midi, the transitional climate of the Cabardès combines Mediterranean sunshine with the rainfall of Bordeaux. As a result, the Cabardès is the only appellation which allows for the cultivation of both “Mediterranean” grape varieties (Syrah, Grenache) and traditional “Bordeaux” varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc) in even proportions. Since 2010, the vineyard has been under the leadership of Stéphanie and her husband Olivier, with the aim of enhancing the potential of this still undiscovered and little-known terroir. Heavily influenced by his travels throughout the winemaking world, Olivier brings a touch of modernity and precision to the family tradition of Maison Ventenac.

IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS

COUP DE CHANCE
(COLOMBARD/CHENIN)

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

IGP Pays d’Oc

70% Colombard, 20% Chenin, 10% Gros Manseng

On the nose, “Coup de Chance” displays notes of grapefuit and lemon. On the palate, the wine is focused, well-balanced, and fresh.

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

IGP Pays d’Oc

100% Chardonnay

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

IGP Pays d’Oc

70% Cabernet Sauvignon,

30% Grenache

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

IGP Pays d’Oc

100% Merlot

TETE DE PIOCHE
(MERLOT)
TREVE ESTIVALE ROSÉ
TETE EN L'AIR 
(CHARDONNAY)

On the nose, “Tête en l’air” displays aromatic complexity, with notes of exotic fruits and honey punctuated with a touch of toast. On the palate, the wine displays minerality and focus, with balanced structure and freshness.

“Trêve Estivale” exhibits aromas of ripe straw- berry and raspberry. On the palate, the wine is fruity, round, and lively with a lingering finish.

“Tête de Pioche” displays notes of cocoa, orange peel, and ripe red fruit. On the palate, the wine is well-balanced and fresh.

COUP DE SANG
(CABERNET SAUVIGNON
)
AMNESIE
(SYRAH)
JULES
(RESERVE)

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

IGP Pays d’Oc

80% Cabernet, 20% Cabernet Franc

“Coup de Sang” displays aromas of ripe pepper and blackcurrant. On the palate, the wine displays a roundness and silky texture, with notes of blackcurrant and a fresh, lingering finish.

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

IGP Pays d’Oc

100% Syrah

“Amnésie” displays intense aromas of violets on the nose. On the palate, the wine is well-balanced and fresh, exhibiting notes of blackberry, cassis, and black pepper.

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

IGP Pays d’Oc

60% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot

“Jules” is a fresh expression of the Cabardès terroir, exhibiting notes of red fruit and spice on the nose and the palate. This wine has a well-balanced structure with elegant tannins.

CAMILLE
(GRAND RESERVE)

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

IGP Pays d’Oc

60% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

“Camille” exhibits aromas of tobacco, red fruit, spice, and mocha. On the palate, the wine is well-balanced and structured, with fresh and elegant tannins and toasted vanilla notes.

LES DISSIDENTS

LES PAIENS PRÉJUGÉS

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Vin de France

100% Chardonnay

The Préjugés exhibits notes of grapefruit and tropical fruits, punctuated by a disctinct nuttiness from the barrel aging process. The wine is fresh, with a touch of minerality.

LES PAIENS LE PARIA

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Vin de France

100% Grenache

A juicy and explosive wine, Le Paria is a fresh and intense expression of Grenache. This wine displays notes of raspberry and strawberry, with hints of white pepper.

LES PAIENS L'IDIOT

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Vin de France

100% Merlot

L’Idiot is juicy, focused and balanced on the palate with great freshness and minerality reminiscent of river stone.

CANDIDE

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Vin de France

100% Chenin Blanc

Candide is a focused and elegant wine with notes of pear, quince and a dusting of salinity, most likely from the Atlantic ocean breeze. This wine displays a refreshing and precise minerality on the palate.

PURITAINE

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Vin de France

100% Syrah

Puritaine is a deep, focused, and elegant wine, displaying concentrated notes of violets and spice on both the nose and the palate. The wine is well-balanced and fresh.

PAUL

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

IGP Pays d’Oc

100% Cabernet Franc

Paul is a focused and elegant wine. On both the nose and the palate, the wine displays notes of ripe blackcurrants punctuated with hints of mint. The wine is well-balanced and fresh, with high aging potential.

PATIENCE

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

IGP Pays d’Oc

100% Cabernet Franc

Patience is focused and elegant, displaying concentrated notes of ripe blackcurrants punctuated with hints of mint on both the nose and palate. The wine is well-balanced, fresh and full of aging potential.

DOMAINE VENTENAC

RESERVE DE JEANNE

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Vin de France

100% Chardonnay

The Préjugés exhibits notes of grapefruit and tropical fruits, punctuated by a disctinct nuttiness from the barrel aging process. The wine is fresh, with a touch of minerality.

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GRAND RESERVE DE GEORGES

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

DOP Cabardè

50% Cabernet, 40% Syrah, 10% Merlot

This wine is named after Alain Maurel’s father, Georges. In life, he was imposing, in both his personality and his physique. Given the rich structure and elegant tannins of this wine, naming it Georges was an obvious choice. The wine is made in the style of the region, with beautiful freshness and balance. The wine

has intense notes of red fruits with spice and tobacco undertones.

LE MAS

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Vin de France

100% Merlot

L’Idiot is juicy, focused and balanced on the palate with great freshness and minerality reminiscent of river stone.

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Grand Coeur Wines is a woman-owned and operated import business based in Seattle, Washington, with a recently opened sister office in Sierre, Switzerland.

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