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|Blend:||60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Carignan|
|Appellation:||Terrasses du Larzac|
|Producer:||Les Vignes Oubliées|
|Soil:||Schist, Sandstone, Clay, Limestone|
|Aging:||Aged 12-months in demi-muids and barriques|
Domaine d'Aupilhac France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Vin de Pays de l’Hérault
Les Vignes Oubliées is hard to categorize: though the quality and quantity produced suggest an exacting family estate, it is in fact a sort of boutique cooperative—a self-proclaimed “collective of small farmers.” Clustered around the tiny village of Saint Privat, the terraced vineyards sit at 350 meters altitude, placing them among the region’s highest. Winemaker Jean-Baptiste Granier works closely with four vignerons who entrust their fruit to him, ensuring that both sides maintain their stringent standards. The high altitude of the Larzac plateau combines with schist and sandstone soil to give unusually fresh, delicate wines with silky tannins that also have garrigue aromas and great generosity characteristic of the Languedoc.
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