Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre 'Tradition' 2020
Hugues and Roland's 'Domaine Les Filles de Septembre' Cuvée Tradition from the Côtes de Thongue has rapidly gained a loyal following, and is now one of our top-selling wines. It has a joyful summer berry bouquet and juicy palate of youthful, red fruit, with bright peppery undertones over a background of supple, ripe tannins. Think Bordeaux meets the Languedoc.
Roland and Hugues are fifth generation vignerons, having taken over the estate from their parents in 1995. Whilst, historically, all the wine was sold 'en vrac' as a bulk commodity, Hugues and Roland are now bottling and marketing their entire production themselves. Roland takes responsibility for the vineyard, Hugues (a doctor by training) for the winemaking and Roland's wife, Françoise, sells the wine at local markets and fairs.
The domaine consists of 40 hectares of vines planted with a mix of Bordelais and Mediterranean grape varieties. The Côtes de Thongue classification is well-supported by a 40-strong growers' syndicat and, as is common in many parts of the Midi with no local appellation of their own, the vin de pays is treated with as much concern for terroir and quality as one would expect to find within a full-blown AOC.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Languedoc, Côtes de Thongue|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Carignan, Grenache Noir, Merlot|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef|
|Cellarage||Made for gratifying youthful drinking, this wine will be best enjoyed within 3 years of vintage.|
|Vinification||Hand-harvested grapes are picked by triage for optimum ripeness before being pressed and vinified in stainless steel vats. This wine is bottled when young to preserve its bright, primary fruit characteristics.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
Domaine Les Filles de Septembre
Hugues & Roland Géraud are 5th generation wine growers who took over the family estate in 1995 and made the bold decision to stop selling their production 'en vrac' (in bulk) to local négociants but to bottle their own wine. They needed to name the estate and settled upon 'Les Filles de Septembre' as both brothers have two daughters each, and two of the four were born in September. They farm 40 hectares of vines encompassing lots of Mediterranean and Bordelais varieties. There are about 40 independent wine growers in the Côtes de Thongue which is hoping to be upgraded to full AOC status.
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