Domaine Benjamin Taillandier 2019 'Laguzelle' Minervois AOC
Item Number: 14430
Sub Region: Aude
Appellation/AVA: Minervois AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Laguzelle
Grape(s): Cinsault / Syrah / Carignan
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Schist, clay, limestone, sand and marl
Winemaking Notes: Cinsault, Syrah and Carignan grapes are harvested by hand from 30-year-old vines. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. Wine is aged for 6 months in stainless steel. This wine is neither fined nor filtered.
Tasting Notes: Laguzelle is your summer chillable red! It is fresh and easy drinking and lower in alcohol than the typical wines of Minervois in part because harvest is 1-2 weeks before other producers. Light aromatics show on the nose, reminiscent of a fresh breeze over a meadow in France. There are mineral notes along with dried herbs and luscious black fruit. The palate is fresh and plump.