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Château des Crès Ricards Stécia 2015

Terrasses de Larzac, Coteaux du Languedoc, Languedoc, Sud de France, FranceStécia comes from the prestigious Côteaux du Languedoc Cru Grand Vin de Terrasses du Larzac. Limestone and clay, red iron oxide, mixed with stony soils on steep, terraced slopes are the backdrop for this savoury treasure. The blend is 65/25/15 syrah, grenache and carignan. The syrah parcels are made up of 21 and 11-year-old vines, the grenache is 42-yeara-old while the prized old carignan is 50-years old. The ferment is a mix of traditional and modern techniques leaving the grapes 20 to 22 days of skin contact with daily delestage, or rack and return. Expect an expressive red with strong savoury menthol garrigue aromas and bright, fresh, black fruits with a persistent spice and smooth, silky tannins in the back end. An impressive bottle of wine that would be the perfect foil to grilled lamb.Tasted: 03 April 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 31.99 Everything Wine Producer: Château des Cres RicardsDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Syrah - Grenache - CarignanCSPC: 641498UPC: 3760040425627