Sainte Pauline
small defined area

SAINTE-PAULINE, SMALL DEFINED AREA, AOP TERRASSES DU LARZAC ORGANIC

Lieu-dit  (small area definied) 

Grappes varieties : 60 % Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 20 % Carignan

Soil : Rolled pebbles.

Climate : hot days and cool nights, slow maturing for frechness wines

Maturing : in concrete tank to keep purity of the fruit

Harvest by hand

Tasting notes :

Spices, pepper, violet flowers, good balance between sun of languedoc and frechness of Larzac

Tasting with :  meat, lamb

Press : Bettane & Desseauve : 15/20

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Le Palas
small defined area

Le Palas

Lieu-dit  (small defined areas)
East of the village, a wild and preserved nature. Garrigue, wild thyme, olive and cade tree. Syrah vines that predominate to highlight our terroirs of freshness.

Red wine organic

Appellation : AOP TERRASSES DU LARZAC

Grappes varieties
Syrah 49%, Grenache 32%, Carignan 19%.

Soil:
Schistes and sandstones.

Climate:
hot days and cool nigth for freschness style

Vinification
Each plot is vinified separately and raised in concrete vats, 12 months, to keep frechness, nervosity  and purity of fruit.

Tasting notes

« Another terriffic wine is the Terrasses Du Larzac Le Palas, which is the more Syrah  dominated cuvee. It offers lots of black raspberries, toasted spices, licorice and hints of graphite in a ripe, balanced and textured style. Brought up all in concrete tank, it’s a beautiful Terrasses du Larzac to drink through 2025. » 

Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine Advocate # 230. 91/100.

Manual harvest

Gastronomic accomplice
Drink on a T-bone grilled on old vine cep and shoots!

 

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La Blaca
Freschness

La Blaca, AOP Languedoc Terrasses du larzac

La Blaca means White Oak in Occitan. ‘La Blaquièra’ is a forest of White Oak – hence our village’s name. Our vines grow on the cusp of two distinct climatic zones : the Hérault with its dominant sun, and the Aveyron which pours its cool air into our valley. This micro-climate where the Mediterranean Holm Oak and the northern White Oak live together is one of the reasons for this wine’s complexity and freshness.

Deep violet coloured : the clean aromas of cashew nuts, tapenade and fresh blackcurrant, so typical of the Syrah grown on the heights above St Jean, continue in the mouth. Splendidly thirst quenching, the wine ends on flowers with a hint of liquorice.

Decant several hours before drinking. Serve at 17° with duck breast, beef steak, lamb from the Larzac.

Grapes : 65% syrah – 20 % grenache – 15 % carignan.

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L’Humeur Vagabonde
A wine with a character

L’humeur vagabonde (vagabonde free style), AOP Terrasse du Larzac. Red – Organic wine certified NOP

Centennial Carignanon Ruffes
Ruffes: thick sandstone deposits accumulated there 265 million years (primary age). Their color is due to the presence of iron oxides. Numerous drying cracks (ripples carved by water) and footprints “reptiles“ leave us imagine a marshy landscape where constantly alternating dry and wet periods.
Quaternarybetween-1.9and.4My: a real chain of volcanoes came across the region Lodévois. Latest volcanoes became extinct towards Salagou -650,000years.
And red ruffes in herited from the primary era coexist with dark basalts from the Quaternary volcanic flows making these landscapes and these unique terroirs in Europe.

Grapes
Old Carignan in goblet 50%, Syrah 25%, Grenache 25%.

Terroir
Old Carignan and Syrah on Ruffes, Grenache on schists.

Vinification
Total destemming, unfired grapes. Parcels vinified separately. Daily circulation, maceration 14 days. Aging in concrete vat for 12 months.

Tasting notes

« The sensational 2015 Terrasses du Larzac l’Humeur Vagabonde checks in as a mix of very old vine Carignan (more than 100- year-old vines), Syrah and Grenache that was completely destemmed and aged in tank. Garrigue, saddle leather, peppery herbs and ample dark fruit flow to a medium-bodied, pure, elegant red that’s already hard to resist. Drink it anytime over the coming 4-6 years. »
Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine Advocate #230. 92/100.

Vintage
«Making this wines with all the storms and rain is kind of a miracle! » Séb.

Manual harvest

Gastronomic Accomplice
Serve at 17 ° C with meat in sauce, curry lamb, tomato beef cheeks.

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Les Maros 2015
Small definied area

Les Maros 2015, AOP Terrasses du larzac. Red wine – Organic wine certified NOP

Lieu-dit (small defined areas):
Les Maros: west of the village, exposed to the rising sun, with schist at the foot of the hillside. Sheltered from the setting sun, this is our coolest vineyard area.

Grapes varieties : Grenache 60%, Cinsault 25%, Carignan 25%

Terroir : schist

Vinification
Each land parcel is vinified separately .Total de-stemming, unpressed grapes
Daily circulation. Maceration for 15 days.
Maturing 12 months in concrete vats.

Characteristics of the land and  microclimate
Schist at an altitude between 150 and 200m on the foothills of the Larzac plateau.
The grapes ripen slowly thanks to the cool nights which mean they mature with good acidity and stay incredibly fresh.

Tasting
The soft Grenache with its hints of blackberries, blackcurrants and a touch of grated chocolate, is a perfect foil for the sharper, slightly liquorice notes so characteristic of Carignan.
In the mouth, full, well balanced tannins end on a rich, slightly candied note reminiscent of cherries and blackcurrant.

Harvested by hand

Alcool : 14.5%alc/vol.

Press :
Robert Parker : 2015 90/100. 2013 : 90/100.
A decadently ripe, peppery, roasted herbs and black fruitscented effort, it’s medium to fullbodied, textured and balanced on the palate, with terrific purity of fruit.

Jancis Robinson : 2015 : 17/20. 2013 : 17/20.

 

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Saint-Jean
Village wine

Saint-Jean, Village wine, AOP Terrasses du Larzac – Organic wine certified NOP

Our « cuvée village »
The wine which represents our incredible terroir.
Expression of the fresh climate and the geological puzzle of Saint Jean de la Blaquière: village of the XIIth century in the heart of a natural circus. Down to the foothills of the Larzac at the crossing of a Mediterranean and continental climate between 150m and 200m high.

Grapes
Grenache 32%, Syrah 49%, Cinsault 9%, Œillade 10%.

Terroir
Schistes, sandstones, pebbles, ruffes.

Vinification
Total destemming, crushed grapes. Each plot is vinified separately and raised in concrete tank, 8 months.

Tasting notes
The entry-level cuvee is well worth checking out. Made from Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, the 2015 Terrasses Du Larzac Saint-Jean is a charming, fresh and forward effort that has good purity of fruit, plenty of southern France character and a good finish. It’s a steal at the price.” Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine Advocate #230

Vintage
« Making this wines with all the storms and rain is kind of a miracle! »  Sébastien Fillon

Manual harvest

Gastronomic Complicities
Puffed tapenade, vegetable pie, grilled chops, garlic lamb, rabbit with olives, carrot velouté with poached chorizo…

 

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Le Saut du Poisson
Natural minerals

Le Saut du Poisson : AOC Languedoc. White – Organic conversion wine
small definied area

Lieu-dit  (small area definied)
The lieu-dit is called “Le saut du poisson”, south-east of the village, spectacular canyons of red rocks called “ruffes”, thick deposits of sandstones accumulated 250 million years ago. Freshness and minerality mark this terroir.  A confidential wine, only 3733 bottles produced in 2015.

Grapes
White Grenache 70%, White Carignan 15%, Vermentino 15%.

Terroir
Grenache on ground “Ruffes“ : thick sandstone deposits accumulated there 265 million years laid bare by erosion.
Carignan and Vermentino on shale between 150 and 200 m above sea level in the foothills of the Larzac plateau.

Vinification
Cold settling. No malolactic fermentation to keep all the freshness.
Maturation: 25% in French oak barrels (320 liters – 1 to 3 wines), the rest in vats.
12 months minimum.

Tasting notes
« The 2015 Languedoc le Saut du Poisson Blanc is a beautiful white from this estate that’s based on Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Carignan Blanc. Medium-bodied, fresh and lively, yet also with texture, it offers deliciously exotic notes of white peach, orange blossom, mint and hints of flowers. It will be versatile on the dinner table and drink nicely for a handful of years. »
Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine Advocate #230. 90/100.

Vintage
« Making this wines with all the storms and rain is kind of a miracle! »  Sébastien Fillon

Manual harvest

Gastronomic accomplice
To be served at 10°C on a rabbit terrine, Chicken thigh with sage, Red mullet fillets with olive puree, Mushroom casserole, grilled sardines, asparagus velouté.

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Entre Amis 2016
Lively and thirst quenching

Entre Amis 2016, AOP Languedoc Rosé – Organic wine

A forgotten grape : l’oeillade !
This rosé is partly the result of a grape “oeillade” that no longer exists. There are still a few plots on St Jean de-la-Blaquiere. This is a grape oval with thin skin who was also a grape mouth in the 60s. It gives a nice fruity and tannic few notes.
It is an oval grape with fine skin that was also a grape of mouth in the 60s. You find here all its delicacy and its brilliant fruit.

Gastronomic accomplice : Grilled meats and fish, Asian-sounding dishes, a rosé that will follow you throughout the meal!

Terroir : Schistes, sandstones, pebbles, ruffes.

Vinification : Rosé of bleeding from our reds with limited yields and press. Strict settling. Vinification between 15 and 18 ° C. No malolactic fermentation to keep all the freshness.

Tasting notes : A beautiful pale pink dress. A refreshing wine but also endowed with a beautiful material and aromas of citrus, grapefruit and freshness in the final.

Vintage : Small but beautiful!

Manual harvest

Grapes : Œillade, Cinsault, Grenache, Carignan, a quarter of each.

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