Les Terrasses 2014



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Les Terrasses 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: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah.

Harvest: hand and machine picking

Production: 33 hl/ha

Vinification: Traditional vinification process in cement tanks. “Cuvaison” for
2 to 4 weeks with pumping-over or punching of the cap depending on the grapes. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation right after devatting.

Maturation: an 18-month ageing period on lees in tanks. 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 bright colour with crimson hints

Nose: predominantly fruity, blending red fruits (cherry) with black berries (blackcurrant, blackberry) ; hints of undergrowth and plum.

Palate: a very fresh mouth both round and mineral with a fine structure and soft tannins. Aromas of fruits, spices and of our local scrubland “garrigue” as well as eucalyptus and mint which enhance freshness.

Ageing Capacity: already pleasant to drink – ageing potential of minimum five years

Serving Temperature: 18° C / 65° F

Food & Wine Suggestions: this wine is a good companion to grilled meat (T-bone steak, lamb, pork, chicken) but also to duck with olives, Italian pasta and cheese...