'La Lauzeta'

The estate's top wine, made in the second year of organic conversion. Made from 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache, and aged in new Austrian oak to give the breadth and texture of barrel-ageing, without the overt oak flavours. Without irrigation, the vines yield just 12 hectolitres per hectare - tiny volumes, but wonderful fruit quality. This is deep, dark, dense and meaty. The fruit is developing, with notes of dried fig and prune; the tannins have softened, but there is serious structure here, alongside Garrigue notes of lavender and thyme. Drink now - or over the next ten years.

Product Number: 10
Wine Producer: Domaine La Lauzeta
Vintage: 2016
Region / Appellation: Saint-Chinian, Languedoc
Country: France
Wine Colour: Red
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): 36
Is this wine new to the UK?: No