When driving around between Montpellier and Nîmes you’ll see masses of vineyards and will probably come across lots of local wine producers. It is usually very easy to just drive into one of those wine properties and have a wine tasting session. So don’t hesitate, even if you haven’t heard of that « château » yet, this is how you meet fabulous people that are passionate about their work and discover little treasures, such as lovely tannic red wines and crisp mineral white wines at very affordable prices.
Last week end, I went for a wine tasting with friends and family at the Château Grès Saint Paul, next to Lunel. I love going there and having a chat with the owner, Jean-Philippe Serviere or with his friendly wife while tasting their 2010 « Piccolino » (one of their red wines that is just so easy to match with a dish of pasta, meat or even just to drink as an aperitif) or their surprising white « Libertine » wine (a dry version of Muscat wine). These are just 2 of my favourites but I actually enjoy lots of other wines from this property such as the « Cuvée Antonin » or « Côté Sud », some of their more powerful tannic red wines.
So don’t hesitate to pop in if you’re on your way to visit the close-by Gallo-Roman site of Ambrussum for instance!
For more info on how to get to Château Grès Saint Paul and to check the opening hours of the Caveau de dégustation, go to http://www.gres-saint-paul.com