Le Ciste Red, Domaine Laguerre
While Domaine Laguerre has gained a tremendous reputation for their whites, the reds have caught up in recent years to become some of the most respected wines in the region and beyond. Their focus is on producing the best wines they can while applying biodynamic principles to farming, meaning their wines a totally underpriced at this quality level. For now! Stock up while you can. Le Ciste is a full-bodied red, a GSM blend with the addition of Carignan. Despite the extra ageing in oak, it is pure, rich with a mineral and spicy backbone.
Producer Domaine Laguerre
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic, biodynamic certified. Hand harvest. Pneumatic press. Fermented in concrete tanks. 14 months in barrel. Small SO2 addition at bottling only.
Grapes Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre Carignan
Region AOP Côtes du Roussillon Languedoc, France
Tasting Notes Savoury, with pepper, game, chocolate, smoke and a herbal character. Full, generous, with this garrigue i.e. Mediterranean herbs and spice lift. Smooth powdery tannins, fantastic.