Vibrant, rustic, charming, with an elegant undercurrent, I adore Languedoc wines. Minervois is an appellation in the western region of the Languedoc; archaeological evidence shows that winemaking in the area dates back to pre-Roman times. Today the appellation is seeing an increase in quality and is garnering worldwide praise for their expressive wines. In 1860 the Iché family purchased Château d’Oupia, which had been established since the 12th century. In 1969 André Iché renovated the vineyards and cellar, he was one of the first winemakers in the Languedoc to break away from the local co-op and bottle his own wine. He focused on quality over quantity and played a significant role in propelling the region forward from being known for bulk wines to terroir driven bottles filled with distinct character. After his death in 2007, his daughter Marie-Pierre runs the estate in the same tradition as her father, crafting down to earth “honest wine that tastes of place”. The Minervois was sourced from old vine vineyards 50+ years in age.
Red-violet in colour with aromas of wild berries and damp leaves. Pleasantly tart flavours of cranberry, red currant and blackberry comprised the light to medium body, whilst pink peppercorn and traces of warm summer earth lingered between each sip. Straightforward and easy drinking, this is a fantastic value and a pleasant companion at the table.
50% Carignan, 40% Syrah, 10% Grenache
Mis en Bouteille au Chateau
Enjoy now thru 2016