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2016 Languedoc Rosé “Garrigue”

Château de Lascaux

2016 Languedoc Rosé “Garrigue” Château de Lascaux - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
With its hearty imperviousness to dryness and drought, Cinsault is a staple of the Languedoc vineyard. It’s used in small amounts as a blending grape throughout the region but is most prized for the freshness and aromatics it brings to rosés. On the delicate side, the Lascaux rosé has a coolness that evokes the first tentative days of spring.

Dustin Soiseth

$17.00
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 40% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache
Appellation: Languedoc
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Château de Lascaux
Winemaker: Jean-Benoît Cavalier
Vineyard: 5 - 10 years, 5 ha
Soil: Limestone
Aging: Ages in cuve for 7 months before bottling
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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