Aigues Belles Languedoc Le classique 2012

Aigues Belles Languedoc Le classique

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A classic, well made, ready to drink Languedoc wine. Great value!

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About this Wine


Country France
Region Languedoc
Appellation Languedoc
Winery Domaine Aigues-Belles
Vintage 2012
Color Red
Varietal(s) 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code 12R431
MLF yes
Other Organic
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Tasting notes

Medium deep colour. Ripe nose with spicy accents and garrigue backed by stone fruits and condiments. Supple palate showing lightweight concentration. More of the mature fruit and spice. A classic, well-made Languedoc. Ready to drink.

Pairing

Daube a la provencale, lamb chops, zucchini and beef gratin.

Production


Terroir

Limestone, Clay-limestone

Viticulture

Organic farming. Short pruning (Gobelet pruning). Disbudding. Hand harvest.  

Vinification

Long maceration in stainless steel vats. Ageing 12 months in new oak barrels (1/3) and in older barrels (2/3). Bottling without filtering.

Winery


Winery Description

Domaine Aigues Belles was created in 1870. Just before 2000, Gilles Palatan decided, with the help of his 2 nephews Patrice and Thierry Lombard, to vinify his grapes instead of selling them to the local coop. This family-run domain opted for the cooperative in the years following the war. Vintage after vintage, Gilles has been ceaselessly improving the quality of his wines. Although part of his vines are classed as AOC, this talented wine producer has deliberately chosen the Pays d’Oc IGP denomination to benefit from greater freedom and produce the wines he loves. His wines all have a strong aromatic personality, freshness and great balance.

The Terroir 
Aigues-Belles  is located in Languedoc, 40km north of Montpellier. The vineyard soils are arid and stony with limestone and calcareous clay, perfect for growing highquality grapes. The weather is perfect for wine too: warm in daytime, cold during the night. 

The Vinification
Winemaking is done with a minimalist approach, and all wines are aged in oak barrels, with usually 1/3 of new barrels. As a result, they produce a range of extremely precise and pure wines, delicious to enjoy now yet can age for a few years.

 

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