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Les Volets Malbec 2022, Languedoc

Les Volets Malbec 2022, Languedoc

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A joyful expression of Malbec (or given its provenance, more correctly Côt) from higher altitude vineyards in France.

Vibrant ruby hues gleam out of the glass. The first notes on the nose are of crushed blueberries which then develop on to reveal an intriguing bitter-sweet character of crème de cassis with a touch of underlying parma violets. Fine red-fruits fill the mouth; cranberries and a touch of cocoa nib on the lifted finish.

This has been sourced from the lesser-known territory of Pays Cathare that surrounds the beautiful towns of Carcassonne and Limoux. The rugged environment, with its limestone and clay sub strata, is home to the AOP Languedoc and Limoux, but the vineyards do not stop when the AOP ends and it is from these outskirts that we have sourced an exceptionally interesting wine.

One of the great advantages of the region is the fact that it benefits from enviable geographic and climatic conditions: the warm Mediterranean sunshine is tempered by the altitude and by the cooler nights so characteristic of the foothills of the Pyrenees. These are ideal conditions allowing for the longer, slower ripening of the grapes, thereby providing a superb base for a wine that offer intensity, complexity and finesse.

Delicious with steak and meats from the grill. It works with seared tuna, too.

Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13%%
Current Stock: 59
BIN: BTL-0442
Style: Red
Vegetarian: Yes
Vegan: Yes
Designation: IGP Haute Vallée de lAude
UPC: 3430560003567

More Information

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Languedoc-Rousillon, France

The Languedoc is a vast region stretching across much of the south and Mediterranean and is France`s single largest vineyard entity for its Vins de Pays wines.

Within the Languedoc lie several distinctly identified Vins de Pays (including the l`Aude, Gard and Hérault) and many appellations that maintain traditional local blends and styles such as Minervois, Corbières, Pic Saint Loup and Fitou.

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Malbec

Malbec is a tale of two worlds - the old and the new. Malbec has become synonomous with Argentinia where the high altitude vineyards produce delicate, floral Malbec.

Yet, as with many things vinous, the grape came from France (where it was known as Côt or Auxxerois). Used in blends, including in Bordeaux, it's best known French expression is in Cahors.

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Julien Dugas, Domaine Boutinot

Julien describes himself as ‘a man on the ground’; always close to the source of his wines and appreciating that this is the key to fantastic wine.

The philosophy of Domaine Boutinot is to make wines which are ready to be enjoyed as soon as they’re released, but which will continue to develop character and flavour when kept for several years.