2019 Mont de Marie Anathème Blanc
Mont de Marie is Thierry Forestier and he's based in Souvignargues which is in the Gard department. He used to be in IT but his parents were farmers and in his thirties he returned to the land and bought his property of 11 hectares that he has farmed organically ever since, in fact it was farmed that way when he bought it. What got Eric Pfifferling interested was the grape varieties he had - Aramon, Cinsault, Carignan - varieties that suit the climate and express subtlety and finesse and old vines at that, averaging over 80 years!
Thierry is fastidious and makes his wine much like Eric, hyper observation with minimal intervention, the result being vibrant and sensitive wines with plenty of flavour but with freshness and finesse.
The Anathème Blanc is the local Ugni Blanc blended with Viognier, but this isn't some apricot-hued fruit bomb. It's savoury, and a bit wild. And it's recommended by Pfifferling!