Chateau de Lascaux Garrigue Rouge 2018, 75cl
Château de Lascaux gets its origins from the Cavalier family. From some 20 hectares when I took over in 1984, it has grown to its present size of almost 85 hectares of vines surrounded by 300 hectares of garrigue scrub."
The vineyard is totally integrated into a natural environment of incredibly rich biodiversity, providing it with protection and diversity of expression. All of these factors contribute to the quality and originality for which Château de Lascaux is celebrated. These same reasons also made it an unavoidable reference point in Pic Saint Loup and Languedoc.
The cool Mediterranean micro-climate of Languedocs Chateau Lascaux explains the finesse and diversity of the tastes in the wines. The Garrigue (formerly known as "Classique") is made up of 60% Syrah 30 % Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre. Aged in tanks for 14 months before bottling no filtration is applied so as to retain maximum character.
Savoury, spiced Mediterranean herbs on the nose are followed by a palate with a hint of eucalyptus all backed up by ripe red fruit, black fruit, spice and gentle rounded tannins, with a finale of raspberry and liquorice .
Instantly approachable, charismatic and of real interest. The Coteaux du Languedox is a generous wine, and certainly an excellent-value Languedoc red. Southern French garrigue aromatics, unctuous juice with weight and power, all while remaining supple and fresh.