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2014 Languedoc Blanc “Les Cocalières”

Domaine d'Aupilhac

2014 Languedoc Blanc “Les Cocalières” Domaine d'Aupilhac - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
This blend of Rolle, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, and Roussanne is a definite contender for “best white of the South.” The organically farmed Cocalières vines sit at altitude in an amphitheater of limestone and ancient volcanic basalt, surrounded by big stones and aromatic garrigue. The juice ferments wild and ages for over a year in neutral casks, completing its malolactic fermentation before an unfiltered bottling. Why one of southern France’s finest whites? Poise, length, sense of place, and aging potential. A 2002 opened recently showed astonishing complexity, reminiscent of honey, almonds, wildflowers, and liquid rocks.

Anthony Lynch

$35.00
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 25% Roussanne, 25% Marsanne, 25% Rolle, 25% Grenache Blanc
Appellation: Languedoc
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Domaine d'Aupilhac
Winemaker: Sylvain Fadat
Vineyard: 10 years, 21.5 ha total
Soil: Limestone, Basalt
Aging: Ages for 13-14 months in older barrels
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 13%

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About Languedoc-Roussillon

Ask wine drinkers around the world, and the word “Languedoc” is sure to elicit mixed reactions. On the one hand, the region is still strongly tied to its past as a producer of cheap, insipid bulk wine in the eyes of many consumers. On the other hand, it is the source of countless great values providing affordable everyday pleasure, with an increasing number of higher-end wines capable of rivaling the best from other parts of France.

While there’s no denying the Languedoc’s checkered history, the last two decades have seen a noticeable shift to fine wine, with an emphasis on terroir. Ambitious growers have sought out vineyard sites with poor, well draining soils in hilly zones, curbed back on irrigation and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and looked to balance traditional production methods with technological advancements to craft wines with elegance, balance, and a clear sense of place. Today, the overall quality and variety of wines being made in the Languedoc is as high as ever.

Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, the region boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés to be found as well, along with stunning dessert wines revered by connoisseurs for centuries.

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Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

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