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NEW VINTAGE 2017 RELEASED - $390/CASE
With 2017, Domaine Montcalmes confirms its
status of Languedoc wine's star!
Explosion of fruit, spice and liquorice in the nose, this vintage will give you more complexity and elegance compared to 2016.
DOMAINE DE MONTCALMES
Terrasses du Larzac 2017 $390/case of 6 bottles
2017 is a great vintage in Languedoc, very hot and sunny summer, which brings a lot of concentration in the juice.
But the vines suffer a bit of dryness. It means less volume harvested but a great quality.
Those who have a chance to grab a case will have a magnificent nectar in the glass! Grapes : 60% syrah, 20% mourvedre, 20% grenache Average age of the vines : 30 years old.
FREDERIC POURTALIE How he transformed the family estate
Frederic Pourtalie farms around twenty-five hectares of vines in the newly created appellation of the Terrasses de Larzac. Based in Puechabon, some of the vines are in the neighboring villages of Aniane and Saint Saturnin. In 1999 Frederic and his sister Muriel took the helm of Domaine Montcalmes, and for the first time produced and bottled wine from their own vineyards.
The diverse collection of terroirs - from clay and limestone to pudding stones - gives the wines of Montcalmes balance, complexity and concentration. At night, cool air from the Cevennes mountains lowers the temperature by as much as 15-20°C. The combination of warm days and cool nights helps to achieve an amazing balance between ripe fruit, bright acidity, and soft tannins.
The domaine practices organic methods in the vineyard and has been certified as organic since 2015.