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Grand Terroir La Clape Red

Grand Terroir La Clape Red

Gérard Bertrand, owner of several notable winemaking estates in the South of France, is a passionate advocate of the Mediterranean art of living. The Grands Terroirs range gives wine-lovers the opportunity to discover the region’s unique character.

 

La Clape is Narbonne’s viticultural and botanical heart. This unique terroir, which was once an island during the Roman era, is now part of the Narbonnaise Nature Reserve. Its unique character is largely a result of the loose limestone soil which, combined with a Mediterranean coastal climate, is popular with a wide range of species (orchids, LesserKestrels, EagleOwls…) and produces wines of distinction brimming with freshness and minerality.

  • Cross series
  • Grand Terroir
  • Coteaux du Languedoc la Clape
  • Rouge
  • Syrah
  • Carignan
  • Mourvedre

languedoc-roussillon

* FOOD AND WINE PAIRING *

Best served at 18°C with a rack of lamb, roasted poultry or creamy cheeses.

TASTING NOTES

A ruby robe with flashes of violet.

The complex, aromatic bouquet boasts rich aromas of red and dark fruits (blackberry, blackcurrant, cherry and redcurrant) blended with toasted notes supplied by the oak barrels.

Supple and well-balanced on the palate, complementing the intense aromas of the bouquet.

 

VINIFICATION AND MATURING

A slow ripening process and a late harvest (end of September to mid-October) are the key ingredients for producing grapes that are ripe, healthy and concentrated and also aids the extraction of colour and aromas during fermentation and maceration. The grapes are harvested by hand when they have reached peak ripeness and transported to the winery in special bins. They are then de-stemmed before being transferred to the stainless steel vats for maceration, lasting 20 to 25 days. The wine is then decanted into barrels for 8 months of ageing.

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