2009

 2009 Vintage

Terroir

Clay-limestone, sandstone and shale reveal the diversity offered by the Terrasses du Larzac and particularly in the case of this blend, the commune of St Privat.

Cultivation method

Traditional cultivation, together with a gradual decrease in the use of herbicides and chemicals. The vines are pruned short, disbudded at the centre and the grapes harvested by hand.

Cépage

Grenache, syrah and carignan express themselves to reveal the terroir of the Larzac foothills.

Vinification

Work is guided by our wish to respect the fruit and freshness offered to us by the terroir. The grapes are selected at the vine and back at the cellar, partly destalked and tanked for 10 to 12 days under controlled temperatures. The grapes are pressed pneumatically.

Maturing

Mainly in concrete tanks, with about 20% matured in 1 to 2 year old casks for 12 months before being bottled.

Tasting

Despite a hot year, fruit and freshness still dominate this vintage. The subtle aromas are underlined by the finesse of the tannins. Cellaring potential: 5 to 8 years.

Service

Decanting and letting the wine breathe at a temperature of 15°C, will allow you to fully appreciate this wine.

Guide BETTANE & DESSEAUVE 2011

«  Very tasty, 2009 is generally marked by alcohol, but few have managed to be as successful with this vintage. The tannins are very delicate. » 17/20

Un amateur parisien, Mai 2012

« I found your wine (2009) in Paris – it was the name and label that attracted me – thank you!!! As soon as I opened it, the corkscrew still in my hand, the room was filled with its scent and you knew you were in the presence of a great wine. In the mouth, it brought forth an explosion of memories, of light shining through trees and bursting into a sunlit glade! I wanted to thank you for having saved these vines and making such emotions possible. You say on the back of your bottle, “rare”; this not only applies to the vines, but what you do with them. Thank you for your work. »