At the foothills of the Montagne Noire, Jean-Michel Cazes created Domaine de L’Ostal. The skilled technical team are dedicated to accentuating this outstanding terroir. Jean-Michel Cazes, the owner of Château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac, had spent many years scouring the Languedoc region in his quest for outstanding terroirs. Until one day he discovered La Livinière in the Minervois.
He purchased two neighbouring estates in 2002 which he combined to make a single 150 hectare domaine, including 60 ha of vineyards sloping up to 150 metres in altitude and 25 ha of olive groves. With the help of his son Jean-Charles, they chose a name filled with meaning and history: ''l’ostal'', meaning both ''house'' and ''family group'' in the ancient Occitan language.
'This is of a vibrant lemon yellow colour, the nose is appealing with white blossom and bergamotee typical for Viognier, as well as pear, white peach and lemon verbena. The palate is dry and fragrant, with a pleasant bitterness along with stonefruit flavours. The subtle texture from its ageing on fine lees makes this a perfect partner for light vegetable and seafood starters.'Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot