by Jeff Carrel Les Darons

Red

France

Languedoc

Description

Grenache and Carignan have long been cultivated in Southern France and represent the “forefathers” of the Languedoc Appellation’s red wines. An homage showcasing these varietals, this wine was subsequently labeled “Les Darons”, the affectionate expression for “The Parents” in the Parisian suburbs where winemaker Jeff Carrel was born.

Tasting Notes: An accessible wine with loads of character, “Les Darons” is packed with ripe, red and dark fruit aromas, with plenty of spice and a streak of underlying minerality.

Serve With: Enjoy this classic, unoaked red with a wide range of everyday meals.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Languedoc AOP

Variety

Red Blend

Variety

Red Blend

Vintage

2017

Wine Type

Red

Wine Type

Red

UPC

097871013246

Case Code

10097871013243

Vineyards

From 30+ year old Grenache, 50+ year old Carignan, and 20+ year old Syrah vines planted in the La Clape (56%), the Agly Valley (18%), Minervois (19%), Saint Chinian (7%). Clay/limestone for the Grenache; lacustre and shatter in Minervois; sand in La Clape.

Composition

75% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Carignan.

Viticulture

Sustainably grown from old-vines Grenache & Carignan (averaging 40+ years in age!) with a dollup of younger- vines Syrah. Yields of just 2.33 tons/acre for the Grenache and Carignan.

Winemaking

The Grenache and Carignan were vinified together (fully destemmed, extraction by pigeage) in concrete tanks. Pre-fermation maceration for the Syrah (extraction by pigeage and pumpovers). Blended and aged in cement tanks on the fine lees. Unoaked, bottled in early summer.

Alcohol

13.5%

Accolades

(91-93) pts, “Deep, full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, and long, it shows the purity and sexiness of the 2017 vintage and is going to be a killer value.” JebDunnuck.com, 6/18 (2017). (2015).

Vegan

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

HPS SKU

DARO012217

 

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