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2014 Languedoc Rouge “Les Cocalières”

Domaine d’Aupilhac

2014 Languedoc <i>Rouge</i> “Les Cocalières” Domaine d’Aupilhac - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

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A quick glance at the Cocalières vineyard is enough to inspire downright awe: this vast amphitheater stretches over a sloping eight hectares of rocky land, perched above the Languedoc plains that lead to the Mediterranean to the south. Convinced by the potential of this high-altitude terroir, vigneron Sylvain Fadat of Domaine d’Aupilhac cleared the land of shrubbery and stones after purchasing the plot almost twenty years ago, then planted vines with the goal of producing wines of elegance and restraint. The slightly cooler climate in Cocalières is perfect for accomplishing this, as it allows Sylvain to harvest ripe, balanced grapes at lower potential alcohol levels than is feasible in the sunbaked foothills below. The 2014 vintage epitomizes his quest for freshness: rarely do Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre achieve such class and finesse. Today, it recalls black pepper, violets, and dried herbs, but if previous vintages are any indicator, there is no hurry to open this refined southern red. –Anthony Lynch

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2014
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre
  • Appellation Languedoc
  • Country France
  • Region Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Vineyard 10 years
  • Soil Limestone, Basalt
  • Winemaker Sylvain Fadat
  • Aging Ages in cuves and barrels for 15 months
  • Farming Organic
  • Alcohol 12.5%





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