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Deep purple red, with opulent black fruit on the nose and finely spicy notes that evolve to lovely aromas of truffle and black olive tapenade. Smooth, well balanced first palate with notes of boxwood and black fruit leading to the exceptional freshness of peppermint and superb tension on the finish. With its polish and elegance, this wine perfectly expresses the atypical terroir of the vineyards at altitude of La Livinière.

Technical sheet

Appellation

Minervois La Livinière

Vintage

2016

Varieties

40 % Syrah, 40 % Grenache Noir, 20 % Mourvèdre

Production

20 HL / Ha

Alcohol

14.5 % alc./vol

Terroir

High limestone clay plateau

Vinification

Hand-picked and sorted. Traditional winemaking with gentle pumping over at the beginning of alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures of around 26°C, followed by one month in vat.

Ageing

Aged for one year in barrels that had previously contained white wine for six months.

Recognition and awards

  • bettane+desseauve 2020 15/20
  • Sam Kim 2019 94/100
  • Bettane & Dessauve 2019 - page 602 14.5/20 Read article
  • Andreas Larsson - Blind tasting 90/100
  • Jancis Robinson 08/03/2018 16.5 / 20 Really intense! ... Read article

Geographical location

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