Les Cigales dans La Fourmilière

Mata Hari 2019

A skin-contact Grenache Blanc that's fruity and ripe but with enough minerality to take you to another glass. A go-to recommendation in the shop for anyone on the hunt for a crowd-pleasing and intriguing orange wine.


Winemaker: Les Cigales dans La Fourmilière

Farming: Organic

Region: Languedoc, France

Vintage: 2019

Grapes: Grenache Blanc

Colour: Skins

ABV: 14.5%

Size: 75 cL


Behind the Bottle

Les Cigales dans La Fourmilière

Both Ivo and Julie are humble yet driven, with a clear vision of what they want to achieve in the vines and later with their wines. Just like our friend Tom Lubbe, they carry a refreshing ‘no bullshit’ attitude, without over romanticizing the idea of farming, and make wines in an area where low yields are a common theme.

Despite having merged their land and vineyards a few years back, Julie and Ivo both give each other space to experiment and keep two personal approaches when it comes to the wines they make ...