Domaine la Rouviole Minervois La Liviniere 2017


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Domaine la Rouviole Minervois La Liviniere comes from the unique all-organic cru appellation La Liviniere, within the Languedoc's Minervois appellation. The wine is made from Syrah, aged in oak for 12 months, and Grenache. Its intense aromas of dark fruit, chocolate and herbs develop complex, secondary characteristics with a ripe, velvety mouth-feel.

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Certified organic since the 2011 vintage, the vines are grown on a hillside vineyard which benefits from more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Grown in chalky and clay soils, the vines are over 40 years old and produce an average yield of 30 hectolitres per hectare. Debudding takes place in May and a green harvest in July in order to concentrate the flavours in the berries. The grapes are hand-harvested in two tranches in September, when they have reached the optimal maturity and ripeness levels, from the best plots of the vineyard.

The grapes were carefully hand-harvested, with only the grapes that had reached optimal maturity and from the best plots of the vineyard being selected. The wines were traditionally vinified. The Syrah component of the blend was aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels, of which 50% were new barrels and 25% were second fill. The Grenache was aged in stainless steel tanks, to retain the fruity flavours, prior to the final blend.

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RRP £21.95
Vintage 2017
Alcoholic strength 14.5%
Serve with Stews, roasted red meat en sauce with chargrilled vegetables
Grapes Grenache 50%, Syrah 50%
Body D
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic Yes
Biodynamic No