Languedoc

La Forge (2017)

Product Information

Country: France

Area: Languedoc-Roussillon / Corbieres Boutenac

Wine style: Red

Varietal: Carignan, Syrah

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 15

Grade: A.O.P.

Producer: Gerard Bertrand

Serving Temperature(℃): 18

Size: 750ml

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Description

The specifically designated parcels of land for this wine comes from behind the Miocene, situated on the unique and limited place name “La Forge”, named by the land registry. This parcel of land is situated on the estate Domaine de Villemajou in the Corbières region, appellation Boutenac. The blend of these two grape varieties present in this wine create a beautiful aromatic expression (Syrah) and revelation of the grandeur (Carignan).

The Domaine de Villemajou is historically the birthplace of Gérard Bertrand's family, and the spearhead of the appellation Boutenac, classed as a premier cru from Corbières known by the INAO (Nation Institute of Appellations of Origin).
 
 
TASTING NOTES
Endowed with a dark robe, a matured cherry colour, powerful nose opens onto grilled toast, spices and clove.With a nice sweetness, the palate reveals powerful and elegant aromas, which evoke caramelized red fruits.This is a great wine with soft tannins and a spiced after taste.
 
FOOD PAIRING
Decant and serve at 18 ° C with a rack of lamb, grilled meats or Mediterranean dishes

Terroir/Vinification

The remarkable quality of this wine resides in the exceptional quality of the grapes and the age of the Carignanvines: 100 years old. The control of the yield (25hl/ha) in trimming the green unripe grapes early, is to ensure that the more mature grapes aren’t malnourished and develop to give a full, concentrated juice. The harvest is manually executed according to tradition. Most of the grapes are put entirely into vats and vinified separately by carbonic maceration. After draining vats and the malolactic fermentation of the wine, the different grape varieties are blended and the wine is sung into new oak barrels for a 12 months aging. We select the best barrel makers in order to adapt the choice of origins of wood and their types of heating with the potential of each vintage. This wine is neither pressed nor filtered before being bottled; the bottles are then stored for 12 months before being commercialized. 

Soils:

Pebbles, but with a high water availability, centennial vines within the Boutenac territory, the first growth territory to be labelled by the INAO.

Climate:

Mediterranean, semi-arid and mild winter, medium rainfall (20 inches), with significant droughts in July and August. The remarkable quality of this wine resides in the exceptional quality of the grapes.

Old vines:

Carignan, 80 years old and Syrah 20 years old. The control of the yield (25hl/ha) in trimming the green unripe grapes early, is to ensure that the more mature grapes aren’t malnourished and develop to give a full, concentrated juice.

The harvest is manually executed according to tradition. Most of the grapes are put entirely into vats and vinified separately by carbonic maceration. After draining vats and the malolactic fermentation of the wine, the different grape varieties are blended and the wine is sung into new oak barrels for a 10-12 months aging. We select the best barrel makers in order to adapt the choice of origins of wood and their types of heating with the potential of each vintage. This wine is neither pressed nor filtered before being bottled; the bottles are then stored for 12 months before being commercialized.

Accolades

Bettane+Desseauve 2018 17/20 Points!
Sakura Women’s Wine Awards 2018 Double Gold Medal and Diamond trophy!