Chateau de Lascaux Garrigue Rouge 2019

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Tasting Notes

This soft and approachable wine gives aromas of raspberries and blackberries mixed with licorice and violets, along with baked earth and dried herbs.  The medium plus-weight palate is silky and well integrated, with black raspberries, cherries, wild berries, garrigue, spice and mineral tones. You’ll find this to be a red that is fruity, refreshing and textural.

 

WINE INFORMATION

The vineyards of Château de Lascaux have been in the family for thirteen generations. The name of the domaine, “Lascaux” comes from a limestone specific to the domaine’s vineyard sites. Jean-Benoît Cavalier took direction of the property in 1984, just after finishing a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Today, over twenty-five years later, the domaine has expanded from twenty-five to eighty-five hectares of vineyards, surrounded by three-hundred hectares of forest, filled with green oaks, pines, and garrigue.

Grape growing here is under organic certification. The estate’s location in a temperate zone at the foothills of the Cevennes mountains brings a long, slow ripening of the grapes, adding to the wines’ complexity. The stony soil lends finesse and freshness to the wines, giving the reds greater aging potential than Syrah-based wines grown in other Languedoc soils. The proliferation of garrique certainly is reflected in the aromatics, where notes of laurel, thyme, rosemary, réglisse, and mint are present in the wines. This particular wine is vinified traditionally for three weeks, then aged in cuve for 14 months before being bottled without filtration.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Chicken/Turkey, Grilled preparations, Hearty stew, Mushrooms, Pizza, Pork, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Vegetables, Wild Game

Color/Type:
Red
Origin:
France, Languedoc-rousillon , Languedoc
Grape Varietal:
60% Syrah/Shiraz, 5% Monastrell/Mourvedre, 35% Grenache/Garnacha
Eco-friendly:
Organic
Staff Pick:
Dewi
Price:
$18.00 each
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