Domaine La Rouviole Cuvee Classique Minervois 2017

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Domaine La Rouviole Cuvee Classique Minervois 2017

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Cinsault 40%, Syrah 40%, Carignan 20%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine La Rouviole

Tasting notes - Flavours of black and red fruits, with final notes of liquorice and spices. Smooth and with lovely purity of fruit.

Domaine La Rouviole Cuvee Classique Minervois 2017

Flavours of the 'garrigue' of the South of France,
redolent of spicy red fruits, smooth and beautifully

Producer Note
This proudly independent family estate owned estate which was bought by the
Léonor family in 1956 is located in the renowned Cru La Livinière area of Minervois.
Wines are made from blends of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan from the
best and oldest plots of the estate. Great care is taken to hand harvest the grapes
at optimum ripeness and to express the terroir of the area. The wines have been
certified organic since the 2011 vintage.

2017 saw the growing season start with a cool and wet winter. It was a challenging
vintage in the Languedoc, notably due to spring frosts in April which damaged
many vineyards in the region. A warm summer helped to restore the vegetative cycle
and hotter periods encouraged the berries to reach good maturity levels. The
harvest was the earliest in recent years, with lower yields than usual, but quality levels

Organic viticulture is practised in the vineyards. Debudding takes place in May, with
green harvesting in July, encouraging the vines to concentrate the flavours in the
remaining grapes. The harvest takes place by hand, with two harvests taking place
in September. The vines are approximately 40 years old and produce an average
yield of 30 hectolitres per hectare.

The grapes were harvested by hand, destemmed and each variety was fermented
separately. Fermentation lasted for 15 days in stainless steel tanks to guarantee the
purest expression of varietal flavours. The wine was then aged for one year in tank.

Tasting Note
Flavours of Southern French 'garrigue', spicy red fruit and liquorice envelop this
smooth and beautifully balanced palate which shows lovely purity of fruit.

Syrah 70%, Carignan 15%, Cinsault 15%

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