Sainte Pauline
small defined area AOP Terrasses du Larzac

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

Lieu-dit  (small area definied) 

Appellation : AOP TERRASSES DU LARZAC

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. Best wine of the revue du vin de france.

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Le Palas
small defined area AOP Terrasses du Larzac

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.

Very limited edition 3000 bottles.

Red wine organic

Appellation : AOP TERRASSES DU LARZAC

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

Manual harvest

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 . » 

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

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

 

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Plan B
no added sulfites

Plan B, natural wine, no added sulfites AOP Languedoc

100% NO ADDED SULFITES NATURAL WINE

The PLAN B vintage stands out from our timeless classic range.Inspired by the exceptional quality of the 2020 vintage, PLAN B gives itself the right to change each year according to the vintage.

Grapes : 33% carignan, 25% Cinsault, 25% Mourvèdre, 17% Grenache

Appellation AOP LANGUEDOC

Degrés : 13%

Manual harvest

Vinification :

Destemming, Short maceration in infusion. Aging in concrete vats preserving the tension and purity of the fruit. No added sulphites

Long 49/24 natural cork stopper with beeswax finish

Tasting notes :

The color is clear and crystalline. On the nose, it evokes a bouquet of fresh roses, a natural and delicate wine, light, with its small degrees, with bright fruit and remarkable drinkability.

Gastronomic complicity: charcuterie platter, grilled meats, roasted guinea fowl, raw fish, sushi, tapas

 

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L’Humeur Vagabonde
Old Carignan AOP Terrasses du Larzac

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.

Appellation : AOP TERRASSES DU LARZAC

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

Manual harvest

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 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.

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

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Les Maros
Small definied area AOP Terrasses du Larzac

Les Maros, 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.

Appellation AOP TERRASSES DU LARZAC

Harvested by hand

Grapes varieties : Grenache , Cinsault , Carignan , mourvèdre

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.

Alcool : 14.5%alc/vol.

Press :

Vintage 2017 DECANTER 91/100 A fruity nose. The palate is dense and structured, raspberry and lingering flavor, a spicy touch and a finish with mineral notes. to age for a few more years.

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 notes of cherry, stone fruit, lots of grace and freshness. 2013 : 17/20.

RED AND WHITE: 15.5 / 20, top 4 tastings. fresh juice. The palatability and tension are there, the ventilation does it good and brings out the floral expressions. A deep wine with elegant austerity.

REVUE DU VIN DE FRANCE in the most beautiful wines of the year. 2015 vintage:

Bettane and Desseauve: 15.5 / 20. The maros are reminiscent of the very high quality level that Grenache can achieve. in the best organic wine of the years.

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Saint-Jean
Village wine AOP Terrasses du Larzac

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.

Appellation : AOP TERRASSES DU LARZAC

Grapes
Grenache , Syrah, Cinsault, Œillade, Mourvèdre .

Manual harvest

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 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.” The Wine Advocate #230.

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  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..

Grapes
White Grenache 60%, White Carignan 25%, Vermentino 15%.

Manual harvest

Terroir
on ground “Ruffes“ : thick sandstone deposits accumulated there 265 million years laid bare by erosion. very old soil unique in France.

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
« 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.

 

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
Gastronomic rosé wine

Entre Amis , AOP Languedoc Rosé – Organic gastronomic wine

Rosé from our red grapes with low yields, providing a beautiful aromatic richness with pressing and bleeding which make it a gastronomic rosé that borders on the profile of a white wine.

Appellation AOP LANGUEDOC

Manual harvest

Grappes : Mourvèdre, Carignan , Syrah

Degrees : 13 %

Vinification: Rosé de bleeding + press.

strict deburring. Vinification between 15 and 18 ° C. No malolactic fermentation to keep all the freshness. Bleeding: the 1st juice is isolated after 2 hours of vatting, very fine and delicate juice. Press: the whole bunches are pressed in a pneumatic press, the extraction is richer, aromatic and complex.

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.

Gastronomic accomplice asparagus, grilled white or red meats, fish, sushi. From aperitif to meal.

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