2016 Domaine De La Barthassade Clos Des Ouvrees

2016 Domaine De La Barthassade Clos Des Ouvrees

4 in stock

$69.00

4 in stock 1.33 kg .

Description

50% Syrah, 35% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache . Syrah in concrete for 18 month and the rest under wood for 18 months

 

Guillaume and Helene Baron graduated from viticultural training then worked for some of the most respected winemakers Sylvain Pataille, domaine de la Pousse dOr and , Trevallon and Dominique Derain  groundbreaking estates in France before seeking their own piece of land. One of the few great appellations of the world that is still approachable for young vignerons, the Terrasses du Larzac is about 45 minutes northwest of Montpellier in the Languedoc. The rugged, dry, windy lands are home to many legendary producers–Mas de Daumas Gassac, Montcalmes and Grange des Pères to name a few. It is here the Barons staked their claim, acquiring 25 acres of vineyards and producing their first vintage in 2014.

The vineyards are cultivated with biodynamic practices; concrete eggs, temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks and old barrels are used in the cellar; and the wines are moved only by gravity. Guillaume takes the unusual step-rare for Languedoc–of using 50 to 80 percent whole cluster, depending on the cuvee, which imparts the wines with a very unique character. The results are extremely impressive. Their wine speaks clearly of its origin, but always with elegance, balance and purity of fruit. The potential of this domaine cannot be overstated.

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