2013 Les Vignes Oubliées, Terrasses du Larzac

2013 Les Vignes Oubliées, Terrasses du Larzac

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2013 Les Vignes Oubliées, Terrasses du Larzac

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Aged in demi-muids and barrel for 10 months, this is the first vintage of élevage in the new cave. The nose is layered with cassis, black fruit, cherry and garrigue notes with a pleasant violet perfume. There is a purity of fruit on the palate with layers of spice and thyme; vibrant acidity with a mineral core; grippy tannins and a savoury freshness on the finish. This is a stunner – the best vintage I have tasted from the domaine. Drink now to 2018. By some distance the most fashionable of the “new” AOCs in the Languedoc, Les Terrasses du Larzac is an incredibly exciting domaine. It benefits from altitude, a richly diverse soil structure and significant day-to-night temperature variations, all three of which point towards quality and complexity. If these vines were once “forgotten” they certainly will not be so for long.
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Les Vignes Oubliees

Les Vignes Oubliees

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Coteaux du Languedoc

Coteaux du Languedoc

The Coteaux du Languedoc appellation is either a useful assemblage of the top enclaves in the Hérault department or an extremely unhelpful conglomeration of vastly different sub-regions which would be more helpfully categorised independently. Whatever one's opinion, it is not short of both significance and potential, running along the Mediterranean coast from Narbonne almost as far east as Nîmes, and covering over 10,000 hectares – as well as some of the most attractive and wonderfully-situated vineyards in France.

Several of its sub-appellations are fighting for full AC status, the most famous being La Clape, Picpoul de Pinet and Pic St Loup. Of the others, high quality wines are now being produced in, inter alia, Montpeyroux, Grés De Montpellier and Terrasses du Larzac. All the principle grapes are represented, with Carignan and Cinsault reduced to a maximum of 40 percent apiece to encourage more fashionable varieties, especially Syrah and Mourvèdre. The terroir is equally diverse, with limestone, schist, sand and clay all evidenced.

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Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

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