2017 Domaine Montcalmes Grenache Vin De France

2017 Domaine Montcalmes Grenache Vin De France

48 in stock

$58.50

48 in stock 1.33 kg . / / .

Description

 

Domaine de Montcalmès is a classic example of the new generation of wine growers in the Languedoc.
A brother and sister run the estate, Frédéric and Murielle Pourtalié, with Guillaume Goujon helping in the cellar.

Until 1999 all the grapes went to the coop, in several surrounding villages, but Frédéric wanted to make his own wine.   He gained experience with various growers such as Alain Graillot in Crozes-Hermitage and closer to home, with Laurent Vailhé at La Grange des Pères in Aniane.  His first vintage was 1999, from 22 hectares of vines. He has replanted three hectares and now has a total of 25.  They are mostly in the commune of Puéchabon but also in St. Saturnin, St. Jean de Fos, Viols le Fort and Aniane, with about ten plots all together, and with quite a variety of different soils, with limestone, and galets roulées.  They are gradually converting to organic viticulture, beginning this year, so that 2015 will be their first fully organic vintage.  However,  their treatments were already bio, using only copper and sulphur, but it will entail a lot more work in the vineyard.  They now have an intercep to deal with the weeds within the rows of vines and they do some green harvesting, and try to maintain a good aeration of the vine shoots.  And the moon needs to be taken into consideration, especially when blending.

La Revue du Vin de France 2014 noté 2 ** étoiles ” producteur d’excellence “

 Bettane & Desseauve 2014 noté 4 BD ” production de très haute qualité “

 

Growers, Frédéric Pourtalié and his cousin Vincent Guizard know success amply deserved since their first vintage (1999)” On Puéchabon, they have cleared an impressed Pebble hill facing South to plant of Mourvèdre, other grapes from a calcareous terroir oriented Aniane in the North. In a large cave which can accommodate two vintages, they raise a single large red cuvée of Assembly,

60 % syrah, 20 % mourvèdre, 20 % grenache  , destemmed and drawn, raised twenty four months in barrels, without fining or filtration, in the most classical tradition Montcalmes is stated as a major of the Languedoc revelation in ten years.

La Revue du Vin de France 2014 noté 2 ** étoiles ” producteur d’excellence “

 

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“It is necessary to have previously had the curiosity of the great wine to oneself to produce.” Frédéric Pourtalié and his cousin Vincent Guizard vinified La Grange des Pères, Olivier Jullien, Alain Graillot. They settled in 1999 in the Coteaux du Languedoc, in the sector of the Terrasses du Larzac on the terroir of Puéchabon. Their red wine tannins are velvety and refined in the extreme. The latter provides through an exceptional fruity, any serenity great wines in an absolutely natural style and without puffery. ”

Bettane & Desseauve 2014 noté 4 BD ” production de très haute qualité “

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