Duc de Belmonde, Cabernet/Syrah, IGP Pays d’Oc , 2018

Deep Coloured, the nose shows spice, blackberry and cassis and a hint of oak. The palate is round, smooth and spicy.

Grape Variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah

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Duc de Belmonde, Cabernet/Syrah, IGP Pays d’Oc, 2018

Tasting Note

Deep Coloured, the nose shows spice, blackberry and cassis and a hint of oak. The palate is round, smooth and spicy.

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah

Producer Info

LGI was founded in 1999 by Alain Grignon. He had formerly been head of cooperatives in Gascogny and was frustrated by many aspects of the domestic French wine industry, so with his partners, he set up a business to cater solely to export markets. As well as running a team of winemakers and viticulturists sourcing fruit in the Languedoc, predominantly in St Chinian and also in the Côtes de Gascogne, they are also involved with a selection of top class individual domaines. The company is now one of the most respected sources of high quality and reliable wines from the region.

Winemakers Note

The fruit is de-stemmed and lightly crushed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks using selected yeasts at a temperature of 28oC with twice daily remontage. There follows 8 days maceration before the wine is run off to tank for 4 months maturation with French oak staves prior to bottling.

Regional Info

Languedoc-Roussillon is a large and diverse wine region in the south of France, covering an area that stretches from Nimes and Montpellier in the east, around the Gulf of Lyon to the Spanish border. As suggested by the double-barreled name, Languedoc-Roussillon was once two independent regions – Languedoc and Roussillon. Although the worlds of wine politics and commerce have enduringly grouped the two together, geography and culture separate them; Languedoc is quintessentially French in character, whereas the strong influences of Spanish and Catalan
culture are clear across Roussillon.

While Languedoc’s vineyards are mostly located on coastal plains, those of Roussillon are either perched on cliff tops or nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees. However, the two regions have been treated as a single unit so often – and for such a significant period of wine history – that it is now difficult to divide
them.

About a quarter of all the wine-producing vines in France are located in Languedoc-Roussillon, contributing to such diverse wines as the sparkling Mauzac-based Blanquette de Limoux, the rich, sweet red wines of Banyuls, and the rosés of the Cotes du Roussillon.

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