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Mas Champart St Chinian Clos de la Simonette 2012

France, Languedoc
Organic

A rich and elegant wine with some great freshness.

Country France
Region Languedoc
Appellation St Chinian
Winery Mas Champart
Vintage 2012
Color Red
Varietal(s) Mourvèdre (65%), Grenache (20%), Carignan (15%)
¥5,600  (incl. tax)

A rich and elegant wine with some great freshness.

Country France
Region Languedoc
Appellation St Chinian
Winery Mas Champart
Vintage 2012
Color Red
Varietal(s) Mourvèdre (65%), Grenache (20%), Carignan (15%)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Deep colour. Some attractive red fruits, ripe purple plum accented by bay leaf on the nose. Quite spicy. Good balance of youthful fruit and structured tannins. Quite elegant, tight knit and long, with ageing potential.

Pairing

Roasted chicken, red meat and games.

Production

Terroir

Clay-limestone. Mourvedre is on steep terraced hillsides, Grenache is on very rocky plot.

Viticulture

Organic farming. Gobelet pruning. Hand harvest.

Vinification

Fully destemmed. Fermented 4 weeks and aged on lees for 12 months in new (a part of Mourvedre), one-to-four wine demi-muids and in vats (Carignan).

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14,5%
Product Code 12R022
MLF yes
Inventory In Stock (44)
Winery

Winery Description

Isabelle Champart and her husband Matthieu arrived in St. Chinian in 1976, from the north of France. Their estate began as a run-down house surrounded by 8 ha. They slowly developed their vineyards, and until 1988 they sent their grapes to the coop. Altogether they now have sixteen hectares. They bottle some of the most nuanced, pure, and delicious wines in the Languedoc. The Champarts’ often steep chalk-clay hillsides that favor Mourvedre and their nearly 300m-high rocky plateau with its walled-in Syrah and Carignan conduce to blends of unusually elegant interplay between fruit, animal, and mineral elements.

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