AOC Terrasses du Larzac: Domaine de Montcalmès Rouge 2019

With a deep garnet robe and diverse aromas of dark cherries, saddle leather and wild garrigue herbs and berries, this is clearly from an ascendant estate. The palate exhibits a wealth of ripe black stone fruit with peppery undertones and a firm structure of tannins. Certified as an organic wine.

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Tasting Notes

Another coveted addition to our burgeoning Languedoc stable, this neighbour of Grange des Pères was established 20 years ago and encapsulates the joy of this region - rich, sun-kissed reds with hints of the surrounding garrigue.

"One of my favorite estates in the Languedoc."
Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate.

About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionLanguedoc, Hérault
Grape Variety (Cépage)Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Food & Wine MatchingBeef, Casserole, Charcuterie, Lamb, Mushrooms
CellarageDrink 2022 to 2032.
VinificationLow yielding (20-25hl/ha) vines are vinified by individual grape variety using natural yeasts and undergo a 30 day maceration, prior to a 24 month élévage in used oak barrels. The components are blended 2 months before being bottled without filtration under a waning moon.
Alcohol By Volume (%)14.5

Domaine de Montcalmès

Frédéric Pourtalié and his father decided to create this estate in the hamlet of Montcalmès on the edge of the Massif Central, 30km north-west of Montpellier in 1998, a decade after neighbour Grange des Pères - with whom Frédéric trained, as well as chez Alain Graillot.

These days they produce only 4,000 cases per year from 22 hectares across four communes of the Terrasses de Larzac appellation - Puéchabon, Aniane, St. Jean de Fos and St. Saturnin de Lucian. Syrah and Grenache vines are planted on north-facing limestone soils, while the Mourvèdre faces south on pudding stones. The estate began a transition to organic farming in 2012, and was certified as such from the 2015 vintage.


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