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Deep colour. Clean and straightforward on the nose, showing a beautiful identity. It is intense and concentrated with notes of red and black fruit - with a predominance of blackcurrants. The texture on the palate is supple, concentrated and balanced: the tannins are fine. Notes of liquorice, menthol, garrigue, bay leaves, blackcurrants and spices. This vintage is less "gamey" than the 2011. The wine shows marked minerality with superb fruit. A very delicate wine.

Technical sheet

Appellation

AOP Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac

Vintage

2012

Varieties

Mourvedre 50%, Syrah 25%, Grenache 25%

Production

30 HL / Ha

Alcohol

13.5% alc./vol

Terroir

Composed of cryoclastic limestone gravel in a sandy clay soil

Vinification

Traditional in vat. Punching down operations (pigeages) at the start of fermentation followed by light wettings of the cap every day until the end of the 15 day fermentation period. Malolactic fermentation in barrel.

Ageing

16 months in oak barrels (20% new wood, 30% barrels used for one vintage, 50% barrels used for two vintages)

Recognition and awards

  • Jancis Robinson 16.5 / 20 Read article
  • International Wine Challenge 2014 Commended

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