The Heritage Red Blend - Syrah-Grenache-Carignan

THE SECRET

In the South of France region of Minervois, the small area of La Livinière and its unique terroir produces wines of exceptional character.

 

 

THE VINES

In the North East corner of Minervois, La Livinière is at the foothills of the Black Mountain. The area is extremely dry and sunny, and in the summer the cool night wind from the mountain brings up to the grapes the acidity producing a perfect balance. Facing South and planted on a clay and limestone soil, the 40 to 50 years old vines deliver a low yield and a high concentration.


 

THE WINE

The harvest is fully de-stemmed and each varietal is cold macerated for maximum delivery of aromas. 

Syrah and Grenache, traditional in the South of France, are augmented by Carignan and its powerful but smooth tannins. The resulting blend reflects the unique characteristics of the terroir of La Livinière. 


 

TASTING NOTES

Ruby purple with reflects of garnet.

The nose is a full powerhouse of cranberry and blueberry with hints of light pepper and rich mature cigar leafs aromas.

The mouth, round and complex, is fruit driven like the nose; its ripe, rich finish screams for more.