2016
Minervois-La-Livinière

Red Blend
Description

This organic red wine, a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, makes a great introduction to Southern France’s remarkable crus & terroirs with a focus on old vines grown at high altitudes. The plots that we have selected are chosen for their uniqueness, most notably the Syrah grown in Eocene sandstone and marl-based soil for delicate aromas and flavours along with minerality.

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

This is a deep red-hued wine. 

Aroma: 

Intense scents of ripe fruit, garrigue herbs, olives and truffles.

Palate: 

Rich and smooth on the palate, revealing fresh flavours underpinned by complex balsamic, mentholated notes.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

La Livinière is a prestigious subdistrict of the larger Minervois appellation that is distinguished by its hillside slopes at the foot of the Black Mountains on 350 hectares. It is made up of a combination of schist, sandstone, quartz, marble and limestone, pebbles, sand and clay up to 400 metres in altitude. The dominant minerality, the due south-facing slopes, and scarcely 400 to 500 mm of rain each year, are all elements that contribute to the power of the La Livinière red wines. Fortunately, the sunny climate is tempered by the airstreams that sweep down the plateau slopes during the night. This gives the wines their freshness, finesse and soft tannins. We believe that what makes this terroir unique is the incredible balance resulting from the blend of the “northern” Syrah and the “southern” Grenache and Mourvèdre grapes. A notable trio that results in a beautiful long finish.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: Red blend of  Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre.
  • Aging:
    • 12 Months
    • French oak barrels
    • < 50% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Spiced Lamb Chops
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
SKU:
1FTMLFR316
Price: $22
Your Price: $17.60
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