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40% Syrah, 40% Grenache & 20% Mourvèdre
La Clape, France

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In June 2015, La Clape became the Languedoc’s first « Appellation Communale ». This latest success is however, only the most recent chapter in a winemaking history that dates back 2,000 years! Julius Cesar gifted this rocky outcrop overlooking the Mediterranean to his most favoured legionnaires as a reward. The Roman soldiers of the 10th Legion were thus the first to plant vines on the La Clape headland.

Winemaking continued for centuries and more than a thousand years later, the Languedoc was brought under the rule of the French King Louis VIII. Much of the region was then governed, on behalf of the King, by the Baillys d’Anglès from 1226 until the French Revolution. During that time the property was occupied for 500 years by a royal garrison in charge of guarding the entrance to the Aude river, an important maritime trading route. It was Barthélémy Etienne d’Anglès, local mayor, who took the property back after the Revolution. The vineyards remained the property of the Anglès family for more than a hundred years. After the estate was split in two in the late 19th century, the Fabre family was able to reunite it as Château d’Anglès at the beginning of this new and promising millenium.

Basking in sunshine for 300 days a year, refreshed by the Mediterranean breeze, deeply rooted in the hostile rocky, limestone soils and enveloped in the surrounding aromatic vegetation known as "garrigue," their vines thrive on this unique combination of natural elements. From hand-picking, after careful selection, through patient nursing in French oak barrels, to the final blending, this exceptional terrior expresses its very best thanks to the talent and experience of Eric Fabre. Mature and Fresh, Generous and Precise, Powerful and Structured...the Perfect Harmony of the Chateau d’Anglès Great Wines is applauded by the international press, as well as experts and wine lovers around the world.

Syrah for fruit and spices delicately vinified and blended with Grenache for roundness, a dash of Mourvèdre giving structure and the refreshing minty touch from the terroir of La Clape appellation. A tasty, smooth and balanced wine to enjoy without complexes !
Eric Fabre

Hard limestone screes of the mountain of La Clape. Warm and dry climate tempered by the Mediterranean. Slow ripening thanks to cooler coastal nights.

Sustainable practices according to High Environmental Value charter (level 3) in respect for the environment and complexity of the wine: composted pomace, mulched prunings, plowing, no insecticides, no weed killers.

Two-months-long picking according to maturity of each variety. Grapes are hand-selected.

Total de-stemming, juice is gravity-fed into vats, traditional temperature-controlled fermentation. Long maceration (30 days) with no trituration so as to extract only the finest elements.

Development of complexity and natural stabilization in vats during 18 months. Static clarification by gravity, no fining nor filtrating.

Deep red colour with black highlights.The aroma evokes ripe red and black fruits such as blackcurrant and also pepper and liquorice. Smooth, fruity and balanced wine, structured by delicate and silky tannins.

Enjoy fresh and fruity in the first 5 years. Ageing potential of 8 to 10 years.

Nicely complements cold cuts, red grilled meats or in sauce, cheeses.

Aerate and drink at around 18°C/65°F.

Certified biodynamic.

14% ABV

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