Vintage

Major Grape

ABV

Bottle Size

Producer

Type

SKU

2016x

Red Blendx

14%x

75x

Château de Lancyrex

Redx

1049x

Pic Saint Loup La Coste D’Aleyrac 2016, Château de Lancyre

France / Languedoc

Andy's Tasting Notes

50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Carignan.

There is a very appealing and moreish quality to this rounded Southern French red, with full flavour yet juicy hedgerow fruits complemented by hints of black olives, wild herbs and spice. Produced with no oak treatment which really allows the fruit to shine.

‘Aleyrac’ is a magnificent tiny Romanesque chapel dating from the 12th century, set amongst vineyards.

Price per bottle £13.50

Producer Info

20km from Montpellier, in the Pic St Loup appellation, lies the commune of Valflaunes, home to Château de Lancyre. The long-overlooked style and quality of this increasingly fashionable appellation has now been recognised and awarded the ‘Grand Cru de Languedoc’ status.

The Durand and Valentin families have been the proprietors for four generations and look after 75 hectares of vines which are divided into three main blocks: Clapassous, located around the Romanesque chapel of Aleyrac, Les Couronnes, the estate’s coolest site on hard limestone soils, and Valflaunès on red soils and limestone scree. The vines here average 25 years old and are planted to a density of 5500 vines per hectare. The soil is predominantly clay and limestone. The yield is around 50 hl per ha. The harvest is a combination of a specially adapted machine and hand picking.

Food matchSpiced roasted vegetables

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Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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