Domaine de La Réserve d’O ‘Rouge’ Terrasses Du Larzac AOP 2018
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At the upper limits of Terrasses du Larzac, Marie and Frédéric have farmed an exquisite, remote plot of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault organically and biodynamically since planting. The altitude and exposure of this zone differentiates the wines from most of the others in the Languedoc, finding freshness and windswept elegance.
The final cuvée is 45% Shiraz, 45% Grenache with a 10% splash of bright Cinsault aged for 16 months in terracotta amphora. It has slurpy purple fruit, seductively sweet spices and a textured, effortless flow. This is a bottle for those chasing distant Mediterranean horizons and perfect equilibrium.
Certified Ecocert organic and Demeter biodynamic. 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 10% Cinsault on very stony clay-limestone at 400 m. Hand-picked, spontaneous fermentation, 25-day fermentation, no additives. Aged in raw cement vats and amphora for 16 months. A little sulphite added at bottling.
"Stunning raspberry and blackcurrant fruit that has a shimmering intensity. Seems to glow from the inside, like a ruby lit up inside coal. The texture on this wine is beautiful, like a hand-turned clay vessel that has come off the wheel and gone through the first firing, before it has been glazed, silky but rough. So much life in this wine!" - Tamlyn Curry, Jancis Robinson