Clos du Serres Terrasses du Larzac La Blaca 2012

Clos du Serres Terrasses du Larzac La Blaca

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La Blaca means white oak in Occitan. Clos du Serres is located between 2 distinct climatic zones: Mediterranean and mountainous. This microclimate where the Mediterranean Holm Oak and the northern White Oak live together is one of the reasons for this wine’s complexity and freshness.

Press


90 Robert Parker

The 2012 Terrasses du Larzac La Blaca offers pretty kirsch, blackberry liqueur, cedar and spring flower notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, elegant, beautifully layered feel on the palate. One of those classic wines that have both great aromatics and a silky, highly drinkable feel on the palate, enjoy this blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan (brought up in older wood) over the coming 5-7 years.

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About this Wine


Country France
Region Languedoc
Appellation Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac
Winery Clos du Serres
Vintage 2012
Color Red
Varietal(s) Syrah (65%), Grenache (20%), Carignan (15%)
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 75ml
Alcohol 14%
Product Code 12R612
Other BIO
Inventory In Stock (58)

Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

Clean aromas of cashew nuts, tapenade and fresh blackcurrant, so typical of the Syrah grown on the heights above St Jean. Medium to full-bodied and exceedingly silky and pure on the palate. Splendidly thirst quenching. The wine has a terrific finish with flowers and a hint of liquorice.

Pairing

Duck breast, beef steak, lamb.

Production


Terroir

Schist, pebbles and ruffes (red soil) at between 150m and 250m.

Viticulture

Organic farming. Hand harvest.

Vinification

Total destemming. Each parcel is vinified and aged separately. Maceration and fermentation in concrete tronconic tanks for 15 days with natural yeasts. Daily pump-over. Aged 12 months in concrete and wooden tronconic tanks.

Production Amount

5000

Winery


Winery Description

Sébastien Fillon was born in the Loire and first worked as an engineer. At 30, he switched careers and became a winemaker. In 2006, Sébastien and his wife Béatrice bought Domaine le Clos du Serres in the relatively new Terrasses du Larzac appellation. ‘Serres’ translates as ‘hills’ in Occitan dialect. This large shift in temperature between day and night helps the grapes mature slowly, increasing complexity and maintaining acidity. Clos du Serres produces terroir-driven wines with lovely fruit and freshness.

The Terroir 
“There’s everything one needs to make great wine: diverse and arid soil, deep water and a very special climate where the sun is tempered by the proximity to the limestone Larzac plateau which brings in cool air during the summer nights. “

In the vinyard
They are working the soil to protect the individuality and encourage insects diversity in the vines. From 2016 they put their own bees in the vineyard. 

The Vinification
After picking the grapes by hand there are sorted again and put in big tronconic concrete vats or smaller ones made of glass fiber with floating ‘hats’. When the vinification is over the wine is aged in tank.

 

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