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Aigues Belles Cuvée Lombarde 2019

France, Languedoc
Organic

A fresh fruit, supple wine for grilled meats. Great value!

Country France
Region Languedoc
Appellation VDP d'Oc
Winery Domaine Aigues-Belles
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Varietal(s) Grenache 40%、Merlot 40%、Cinsault 20%
¥3,750  (incl. tax)

A fresh fruit, supple wine for grilled meats. Great value!

Country France
Region Languedoc
Appellation VDP d'Oc
Winery Domaine Aigues-Belles
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Varietal(s) Grenache 40%、Merlot 40%、Cinsault 20%
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Open nose with accents of stewed fruits, humus, spice, pepper and melted oak. Well-balanced palate with lovely maturity. Generous fragrance and freshness.

Pairing

Grilled beef, rack of lamb, hard cheese (Cantal, Laguiole…).

Production

Terroir

Limestone, Clay-limestone

Viticulture

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

Vinification

Long maceration (5 weeks) in stainless steel vats. Ageing 12 months in old barrels. Bottling without filtering.

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14%
Product Code 19R433
MLF yes
Inventory Sold Out (0)
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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