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Noir Sauvage
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Noir Sauvage

IGP Coteaux du Libron, Alma Cersius, 2014

750 ml
Grape variety: Grenache
Producer: Alma Cersius
Origin: France / Languedoc-Roussillon / Coteaux du Libron
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Article nr. 28916714
Grape variety: Grenache
Producer: Alma Cersius
Origin: France / Languedoc-Roussillon / Coteaux du Libron

Description

This Grenache seduces with its aromas of blackberry, lingonberry, exotic spices and the scents of southern France, like wild herbs, bushes and flowers. It is round, supple and full-bodied thanks to its ripe and mellow tannins. It could almost remind a Châteauneuf-du-pape, even if geographically quite distant. Shall we bet, you’ll fall in love with it?

Attributes

Origin: France / Languedoc-Roussillon / Coteaux du Libron
Grape variety: Grenache
Maturity: 1 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Latin American dishes, Goulash, boeuf bourguignon, Roasted lamb gigot, Hearty stew with pulses
Vinification: long must fermentation, Pumping over
Maturation: in steel tank, on the yeast
Maturation duration: 3 months
Volume: 13.5 %
Countries

France

France – Philosophy in a bottle

According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”

Regions

Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc and Roussillon: the wine-giant of the south

The largest contiguous wine region of France begins on the west bank of the Rhône River, stretching more than 240 kilometres to the west to Banyuls-sur-Mer, on the border with Spain. The area is an inexhaustible reservoir of corpulent wines from international varieties, but the top crus from this region come from various regional appellations, where long-established varieties such as Carignan and Grenache (red) and Picpoul and Bourboulenc (white) yield extraordinarily characterful wines.

Subregions

Coteaux du Libron

Coteaux du Libron: southern charm in a glass

The Coteaux du Libron designation of origin is named after the eponymous river, which rises in the south of Languedoc in the foothills of the Cévennes, flowing into the Mediterranean 44 kilometres later. Today, the majority of wines that come onto the market under the Coteaux du Libron designation are from international varieties like Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, and are distinguished by their strong relationship between quality and price.

Grape varieties

Grenache

Grenache seldom comes alone

Spaniards and Sardinians make the Grenache contentious: both claim it originated from their country. In fact, it had already appeared in both places by the 16th century. But a large number of mutations in Spain indicates that it has deeper roots on the Iberian Peninsula. The Grenache is meaty and spicy, with a wonderful, fruity sweetness and rich aromas of blackberry, cassis, plums and pepper. Under the name Garnacha, it contributes fullness to the Rioja. In Sardinia it is called Cannonau, where it yields strong, expressive wines. But its stronghold is in France. Grenache is the star in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and streams into many other assemblages from the south. Its preferred partners are Syrah and Mourvèdre. This blend is also very popular abroad. In Australia, these wines are simply called "GSM".