Cuvée Charles 2014



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Cuvée Charles 2014

Terroir of exception in Languedoc, Terrasses du Larzac combine Languedoc generosity with Larzac freshness for cuvées with character whose keywords are purity and elegance.

Soil: rounded stones and gravel with some red clay.

Grapes: 1/3 Carignan, 1/3 Grenache, & 1/3 Syrah

Harvest: hand picking with systematic hand selection

Production: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Long vatting for 28 to 30 days with pumping-over and punching of the cap. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation partly under marc.

Maturation: a 26-month ageing period including 13 months in oak barrels. Natural decanting thanks to cold winter temperatures.

Bottling : at the wine estate, without fining or filtration in order to keep the structure of the wine unspoiled.













Vintage: a dry and warm early spring, followed from mid-June onwards by a cool summer with regular showers which were favourable. A low-yielding vintage, very balanced though with fine maturity and overall freshness and elegance.

Eye: a deep garnet colour with darker hues.

Nose: the nose is distinct, both complex and elegant. Aromas of spices, “garrigue”, and fruit in alcohol. Delicate roasted notes.

Palate: The mouth is supple and fresh with melted and elegant tannins. Spicy notes. A balance based on smooth roundness and a long-lasting persistence. The Terroir wine per excellence!

 Ageing Capacity: already pleasant to drink – ageing potential of seven to eight years

Serving Temperature: 18° C / 65° F - You are advised to decant it for at least 2 hours…

Food & Wine Suggestions: This complex and elegant wine provides a refined companion for T-bone steak, meat in sauce, game (duck, boar…) or a very good Cassoulet…