IGP Vin de Pays de l'Hérault: Domaine de La Grange des Pères 2016
The Grange des Pères rouge has a deep garnet robe and a bouquet of wild garrigue herbs and berries preceding a palate of sweet, dark Autumnal fruit with savoury undertones of tapenade, game and black pepper supported by a framework of ripe tannins. It is already remarkably approachable but will age well for 10-15+ years.
This now famed estate was created from scratch by Laurent Vaillé on 10 hectares of south-facing limestone soils on the edge of the Terrasses de Larzac in 1989. The sheer quality of the wines saw them rise to cult status in France within a decade and La Grange des Pères is now firmly established as 'One of the icon estates in the Languedoc', (The Wine Advocate).
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Languedoc, Hérault|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Counoise, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
|Vinification||A two-year élévage in a mixture of used and new oak precedes blending and bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14|
Domaine de La Grange des Pères
Having trained under top producers Gérard Chave (Hermitage), Jean-François Coche-Dury (Côte d’Or) and Éloi Dürrbach (Trévallon), Laurent Vaillé bought his own land near Aniane in the Hérault valley in the late 1980s. The high-altitude vineyards had to be created with the help of dynamite and bulldozers and yields today are still eye-wateringly low. Like neighbour Mas de Daumas Gassac, his wines are bottled under a lowly Vin de Pays classification which belie their outstanding quality.View more wines from this producer...
IGP Vin de Pays de l'Hérault: Domaine de La Grange des Pères - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review
Jason Yapp reviews the Domaine de La Grange des Pères - one of Jason's personal all-time favourites. From a complex blend and rigorous assemblage, the wine has garrigue, herb and berry aromas with a baked stone fruit palate and soft tannins. A versatile food wine, serve with game or mushrooms.Yapp Brothers Videos