Turner Pageot Le Blanc


Australian scientist Karen Turner and her husband Emmanuel farm 10 hectares in the Languedoc bring you this incredible intro to orange wine!  The 3 grapes here are fermented like a red wine, skins, stalks, and all– making for white with the tannins and structure of a red. Karen’s says her goal with ‘Le Blanc’ is to bring body and freshness to the wine.  The north-facing slopes where their vineyards grow on help to ensure a long and even maturation for the grapes. While Marsanne is not usually an aromatic varietal, Karen’s use of open vats brings out the heady aromas of tangerine and mango. Full-bodied and approachable, it smells like orange rinds and white flowers wilting in the sun, and tastes like yellow peaches, those tangerines and dry, dusty earth, but never loses its identity as a white wine.

LADY IN CHARGE:  While husband Emmanuel manages the vineyards, the real star is his wife Karen, who makes the wine and also works as the head winemaker and manager of another (very famous) Languedoc winery, Prieuré de Saint Jean de Bébian. Serious girl boss!

Decant for 20 minutes before enjoying.   It’ll open up and reveal its prettiness with air.  Perfect for poultry, fish, cheese and early dishes. Also wonderful in itself.



Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Unique golden amber color
Nose Aromas of pineapple, iodine, ripe peaches and mint
Palate Complex flavour consisting of notes of quince, apples, citrus and aromas of bread. Very elegant and balanced

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 50% Roussanne, 30% Picpoul, 20% Marsanne
Alcohol % 14%
Style Orange Wine
Estate/Producer Karen Turner & Emmanuel Pageot
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon Sub-Region: Gabian/
Vintage 2020
Vinification 30 day skin fermentation in small open vats, 2 week plunge during fermentation, minimal SO2 added (4 to 6ppm at bottling)
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to be enjoyed

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