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.