Lidewij van Wilgen, a successful marketing executive in The Netherlands, started a new life in 2002 when she moved with her 3 young daughters to become a winemaker in the Languedoc. The vineyards were restored, the wine cellar renovated and the main house rebuilt. Now she is one of the ‘Leading Ladies of Languedoc’ and is highly regarded by Jancis Robinson and many other wine writers. Certified organic principles are applied to both viticulture and vinification, her naturally irrigated 14-hectare vineyard being a mix of clay, limestone, flint and fossilized oyster shells.
Terre Des Dames L’Unique 2018
Full of tense puritya nd carried by tendrils of fine red fruits.
A ‘Unique’ experiment with the intent to see what happens when you give a Burgundy-aging to a Languedoc-wine. Syrah 80% Grenache 20% Full 24 month aging (completely uncommon in the region) in two sublime 600 liter barrels of the finest quality of French oak with 10% from amphora.
The label is by New York artist Elizabeth Peyton, selected & donated by her after tasting the wine.