Oustal Blanc VDF K13 2013

Oustal Blanc VDF K13

¥2,692

A delicious, fruity, juicy, easy drinking style carignan from the Minervois. Great Value! 

Press


89 Robert Parker

The Carignan dominated 2013 K (it's labeled as K2013) is a beautiful, lively and fresh red that has lots of black cherry and blueberry fruit intermixed with notes of pepper, new leather, tar and earthy qualities on the nose. This flows to a medium-bodied, juicy and elegant 2013 that has vibrant acidity, solid purity of fruit and a delicious, easy drinking style. It will be better in another year or so, and drink well through 2020.

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About this Wine


Color Red
Varietal

100% Carignan 

Appellation VDF
Winery L’Oustal Blanc
Alcohol

14%

Vintage 2013
Volume 750ml
Other Organic
Inventory In Stock (220)

Owning & Enjoying


Pairing

Beef on BBQ, mushrooms. 

Tasting notes

Aromas of red and black berries, pepper, new leather, tar with hint of garrigue. Medium-bodied, juicy and elegant wine that has some vibrant acidity and a nice purity of fruit. 

Production


Vinification

Grapes are kept cold for 24 hours after harvest. Total destemming. Very strict sorting of the grapes. Fermentation in concrete tanks. Long maceration (35 days). 80% stays in tank while 20% is aged for 5 months in used barrels (3 wines). 

Viticulture

Organic farming. Working of the soils. Hand harvest into 12kg baskets. 

Terroir

Marl and schist in the Minervois, fersialitic in St Chinian. 

Production Amount

15000

Data


Country France
Region Languedoc
Grapes Carignan
Closure Natural Cork
Product Code 13R033

Winery


Winery Description

Claude and Isabel Fonquerle began farming Minervois La Liviniere in 2002, in partnership with oenologist Philippe Cambie of Chateauneuf du Pape. “While Chateauneuf remains the source of my orientation, Burgundy is my inspiration. The purity of fruit and the minerality in those wines is something magical. Think of Henri Jayer!”. Claude has already redefined the potential of Minervois, and bottled what are almost certainly the finest and most exciting wines ever grown in that appellation, not to mention their representing extraordinary values.

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