2011 Domaine Magellan Grenache L'Herault

Retail
$25.90
Varieties
Grenache
Vintage
2011
Country
France
Region
Languedoc
Alcohol
13%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2014 - 2018

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Description

This wine is a bit “l’Enfant Terrible” of Magellan: difficult to master, still strong and generous. Made
from old vines Grenache (between 45 - 60 year old) planted on a pebbled parcel just a small
distance from the village, which earns it the humble denomination Vin de Pays. The result is a
powerful, complex wine, showing ripe red fuits and vibrant acitidty. Great value.

Mouth

Savory notes alongside flavours of dried berry, cherry, and a touch of graphite. Taut in structure with a vibrant mouthfeel and long finish that echoes with slate and white pepper.

Body

medium

Winemaking Notes

All of the vines are harvested manually; sorting is
done in the vineyard. The grapes are de -stemmed and are transported to the
vat by an automatic belt.
Simple wine making without technology, without added yeasts … Temperature
control allowing smooth extractions especially at the beginning of
fermentation . This new orientation has allowed us more precision in ageing.
A part of the wine is blended early on to be aged in barrels: Burgundian
barrels only (aged 2 to 3 wines), with the aim of prolonging a little of the
aging and increasing complexity.

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