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2014 Languedoc Rouge “Lou Maset”

Domaine d'Aupilhac

2014 Languedoc <i>Rouge</i> “Lou Maset” Domaine d'Aupilhac - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



Over the course of his career, Sylvain Fadat of Domaine d’Aupilhac has established himself as one of the foremost ambassadors for the great terroirs of the Languedoc. A champion of organic and biodynamic farming in this arid Mediterranean climate, he has proven over the years that the region is capable of producing wines of great complexity, finesse, and longevity. While his numerous old-vine bottlings showcase the potential for deep, concentrated reds here, he also crafts Lou Maset, an entry-level cuvée consisting of young-vine fruit from primarily Grenache, Cinsault, and Carignan. The light vinification and use of only stainless steel and large casks for aging is meant to preserve fresh, juicy fruit characteristics without giving too much tannic structure, with the goal of making a well-priced everyday red that still tastes like where it’s from. In this 2014, you’ll find notes of black cherry, spices, and garrigue herbs—a rustic, yet quaffable red perfect for a casse-croûte among friends.
–Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2014
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 30% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 10% Alicante Bouschet, 10% Aramon
  • Appellation Languedoc
  • Country France
  • Region Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Vineyard 20 years, 21.5 ha total
  • Soil White shaley clay, pebbles
  • Winemaker Sylvain Fadat
  • Aging 50% of wine ages for 6 months in foudres, 50% in stainless steel tank
  • Farming Organic
  • Production 11,000 cases
  • Alcohol 13%

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