A couple of delicious whites from southern France

Really enjoyed these two

Lavail CarignanMas Lavail Terre d’Ardoise Carignan Blanc Vieilles Vignes Côtes Catalanes* 2014, Languedoc, France (£11.99 Majestic)
Yes, White Carignan. Gentle, relaxed style, with lightly floral, herby overtones to the pear and quince flavours and a sappy salty bite on the finish, like Sauvignon without the shriek. S-
*This is a more informative link on the wine than the winery website

Domaine d’Aigues Belles l’Autre Blanc Pays d’Oc 2014, France (£16 Your Sommelier)Aigue Belles White-001
A blend of Roussanne, Sauvignon and Chardonnay, with each grape contributing character. So there’s some of the pear and walnut of Roussanne, a little herby citrus bite from Sauvignon and the peachy presence of oak-aged Chardonnay. Fleshy but fresh, nice texture too – good wine. S(-)

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