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.
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.
Grenache, syrah and carignan express themselves to reveal the terroir of the Larzac foothills.
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.
Mainly in casks for 12 months, before being bottled.
Fruit and freshness dominate this vintage. The subtle aromas are underlined by the delicacy of the tannins, which allow you to enjoy it immediately !
One of the advantages of this terroir is that you can drink wines young, but for the patient, waiting improves it further. Whatever you decide, decanting it and serving it at 15°C will allow you to fully appreciate it.
La Revue des Vins de France, Octobre 2012
« LES VIGNES OUBLIÉES – JEAN-BAPTISTE GRANIER (JONQUIÈRES), Forgotten maybe, but not lost to everyone! In 2007, Jean-Baptiste Granier (son of J-P Granier, technical director of the Coteaux du Languedoc) revealed the potential of these six hectares of shale in Saint-Privat. The forward-looking young man opted for the role of merchant-winemaker. Helped at the start by Olivier Jullien, he now works alone, supervising closely the “organic” practices of the three winegrowers from whom he buys the grapes. Trained in the Burgundy style, he is staking his all on the Larzac. The 2010 is brilliant, with a strong, slightly menthol final. » 16/20
La Revue des Vins de France, Juin 2011
“Easy to drink and sophisticated, this Larzac wine maintains the integrity of the fruit”. A great success.
Decanter, Avril 2013
Les Vignes oubliées 2010, 17/20 (90) . The 2010 was jointly made by Jean-Baptiste Granier and Olivier Jullien and contains 60% Grenache with a complement of Syrah and Carignan. The style is long, fresh and harmonious, the minerality evident. Drink 2013-20@ A|c14.5%
L’Actualité, Canada, Novembre 2012
“… This wine seems to me to be particularly rounded, as much due to its palette of aromas as to its rich tannins and beautiful balance. Everything is there, layers of flavour leave the mouth feeling irresistibly full. A lot of wine for the price. Let’s hope that he continues to improve over the next five years”.