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LE GRAND NOIR - GRENACHE SHIRAZ MOURVEDRE

LE GRAND NOIR - GSM - Languedoc, FRANCE - 2014

This fine Grenach-Shiraz-Mourvedre blend offers intense aromas of licorice, cocoa, mild, soft oak and spice. A rich and complex pallet, with soft tannins. A light, easy drinking wine that is bursting with rich, ripe fruit. Very fruit forward with hints of citrus. Well balanced with smooth acidity, making for a well rounded wine .

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VINEYARD

All of le Grand Noir wines come from vineyards in the Minervois region, in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. The Romans made wine here – there’s a 2,000 year-old burial site close to one of our vineyards – and grapes love the warm sunny climate and the cool breezes from the nearby Mediterranean and the ‘Black’ mountains.

The wonderfully perfumed Viognier which thrives in a warm climate, for example, all comes from the vines growing close to the medieval walled village of Azille. The soil here is marked by grés – clay-limestone which seems to have a particular affinity with this grape variety. Chardonnay grows well in Azille too, but with his experience of blending wines from different vineyards in Bordeaux, Hugh Ryman prefers to marry it with Chardonnay from other parts of the region, including warm-climate vineyards around the village of Pepieux where the wind from the mountains brings fresh, perfumed flavours.

Wine facts

Variant:

24

Vintage:

2014

Country:

FRANCE

Grape Varietal:

Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah

SKU:

RH174

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