Domaine de Mairan is located on the site of an ancient Roman villa, and the property was also the birthplace and home of Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan, the celebrated 17th century physician, mathematician, philosopher, and academic. Jean-Baptiste Peitavy, the winemaker, is the seventh generation owner of Domaine de Marian, and took over production from his father and grandfather, who was the first winemaker in the region to introduce single-varietal Cabernet Franc wines. Today, the vineyard is frequently listed in the Guide Hachette and sells wine to restaurants throughout France. First Vine is the first importer to bring Domaine de Mairan wines to the U.S.
Jean-Baptiste’s grandfather decided to break with the traditional Languedoc grape varietals of the region, and Jean-Baptiste has continued refining the wines to strike a balance between rusticity and elegance. Many of you have asked us for Chardonnay, and here it is! The Chardonnay "Classique" is 100% Chardonnay aged in steel, so it doesn't have that oaky/creamy feel of some California and Australian Chardonnays. It's light, fruity, aromatic, and has a nice, mildly acidic finish. The 2010 vintage may be the best ever. Perfect for summer!