Domaine de Montcalmès, Terrasses du Larzac, France

Domaine de Montcalmès, Terrasses du Larzac, France

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Domaine de Montcalmès, Terrasses du Larzac, France

 

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

 

Aside from the dramatic slopes and these poor soils, which provide the perfect challenging conditions for the vines, the temperature has a large part to play. Here the vines are high up, but it is still only the foothills of the Cévennes, and cold air can pour off the mountains at night, dropping the temperature from a warm daytime 20-22 to a mere 2 degrees overnight. This has considerable influence in preserving the complexity and delicacy of the aromas.

 

Each parcel is vinified separately, Grenache Galets Roulés, Grenache Calcaire, Syrah and Mourvèdre, similarly and the wines spend 2 years in barrel, approximately a third of which are new according to the vintage. The vineyard is made up of 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre. No filtration is used in the winemaking.

 

Côteaux du Languedoc “Terrasses du Larzac” has an aromatic expression of ripe red fruits, tea leaves, with vanilla and tobacco in the background. Charming, velvety, yet lively attack, with notes of red fruits, black fruits, vegetal, and some spices in the finish. GSM blend is a versatile food pairing wine that works particularly well with dishes featuring Mediterranean spices including red pepper, sage, rosemary, and olives.