Le Conte des Floris Coteaux du Languedoc Homo Habilis 2011

Le Conte des Floris Coteaux du Languedoc Homo Habilis

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Daniel’s top cuvee. Full-flavoured but focused with firm tannins, this bottling is a savory, gamy and low-toned offering that promises plenty of food-friendly enjoyment.

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About this Wine


Country France
Region Languedoc
Appellation Coteaux du Languedoc
Winery Domaine Le Conte des Floris
Vintage 2011
Color Red
Varietal(s) Syrah (60%), Grenache/Mourvedre (40%)
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14,5%
Product Code 11R175
MLF yes
Other Organic
Inventory In Stock (55)

Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

Aromas and flavours of baked plum and black cherry, mint, thyme, bitter chocolate, lightly smoked game and singed meat. Full-flavoured but focused, this bottling is a savoury, gamy and low toned offering. Firm and structured.

Pairing

Lamb tenderloin with zucchinis, deer fillet with a pepper sauce or pan-fried red mullet with Provencal herbs.

Production


Terroir

Schist, Sandstone and villafranchien.

Viticulture

Organic farming. Gobelet pruning. Hand harvest.

Vinification

Grapes are destalked and fermented in concrete tanks for 5 weeks with pigeage. Aged for 24 months in one wine barrels from clos de Tart and then 6 months in vats.

Winery


Winery Description

The Estate
Le Conte Des Floris is a small estate of 7,5 hectares created in 2000. There is 5.3 hectares in red and 2.2 in white mainly carignan blanc. Any chemistry are used on the vines and in the cellar the sulfur and yeast are used in moderation. They want the terroir to express itself as naturally as possible and step in as less as possible. 

Daniel et Catherine Le Conte Des Floris :
After a first career as a professor of computational science and four years at the French magazine "La Revue du Vin de France" (RVF) where Daniel worked as assistant chief editor, this wine aficionado realized his dream in 2000 by settling down in Pézenas after a training period in Beaune (Bourgogne). Catherine was working in public relations industry in Paris, and drop everything to join him fully into this journey.  
Wines 

The unknown Carignan Blanc
The carignan blanc is a mutation of the carignan noir born after the phylloxera crisis when some winemaker wanted to reproduce the carignan noir. The carignan blanc’s berry is round small and has a thick skin. The wines produced are complex with vanilla, yellow fruits, white flowers, apple and exotic fruits aromas. Those wines can age between 5 to 15 years! 

 

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