French Wine from Maison Ventenac

Many traditional winemakers forget when making their wines that the majority of British consumers drink their wine within 48 hours of their purchase. Meaning that most of their quality wines are drunk before they have reached their full potential!  Stéphanie & Olivier have addressed this early consumption by throwing away the rule book and making their wines ready to drink before they leave their winery. Their new perspective to winemaking is done without abandoning all that’s good from the traditionalists which is just perfect for we want to drink it NOW Brits.

This fresh thinking means that the consumer doesn’t have to read the ‘War & Peace’ on the evolution of wine. You just pull the cork and enjoy! 

Red Wine

2019 L’idiot, Merlot, Maison Ventenac, S. France, 14 %, £12.99


Don’t be a British idiot – drink the French L’idiot! An environmentally friendly Merlot wine that will tantalise your tastebudes from sip to swallow!
Score 9/10
Available from Oxford Wine Company

Red Wine


2019 Eve, Syrah, Maison Ventenac, S. France, Alc.13.5%, £11.99


Grab a bottle of Eve if you want a red wine that sings of the Syrah grape. With or without food it hits the peppery spot.
Score 8/10
Available from Oxford Wine Company  
Call: 01865 301144

Red Wine

2018 Puritaine, Syrah Maison Ventenac, S. France, Alc.13.5%, £18.99

Pure Syrah! Pull the cork and this deep ruby wine delivers a silky sip that tantalises the tastebuds with rich flavours of blackfruits fine tannins and ripe acidity right through to the swallow. Too good to share?
Score 9/10
Available from Maison Ventenac

 White  Wine 

2019 Carole, Chardonnay/Gros Manseng blend, Maison Ventenac S France, Alc. 13%, £11.99

At last we have a winemaker that has realised that oak barrels ruin more wines than they enhance. End of! Want a Chardonnay that presents pure fruit flavours without the taste of tongue twisting tannins?  Get a bottle of Carole!
Score 9/10
Available from Oxford Wine Company
Call: 01865 301144

White Wine


2019 Candide, Chenin Blanc Maison Ventenac, S. France, Alc.12%, £21.50

If you have been put off Chenin Blanc wine by the disgusting smell and taste of damp dish clothes that was mainly caused in the past by poor quality winemaking. This is a dry white wine delivers elegant subtle notes of pears threaded with fine acidity. It is now time to give Chenin another chance.
Score 9/10
Available from Oxford Wine Company
Call: 01865 301144

Red Wine

2019 Le Paria, Grenache, Maison Ventenac, S. France, Alc.14%, £12.99

Forget the bullshit! All wine should be pleasurable and easy to drink. This glugger delivers just that in Grenache grapes.
Score 8/10
Available from
Graft Wine Company
Call: 02034901210

Contact: Can I Eat It?

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