Domaine d'Aupilhac Montpeyroux 2012

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€27.95

Quick Overview

Great complexity on the nose and in the mouth allied with the deep garnet colour that results from the grapes being picked when the skins are fully mature. Mourvèdre 30% Syrah 25% Carignan 30% Grenache 10% Cinsault 5%

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Domaine d'Aupilhac Montpeyroux 2012

Additional Information

Goes well with Beef, Duck, Game, Roast Meats
Country/Region France, France/Languedoc
Grape type Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache/Garnacha, Mourvèdre, Syrah/Shiraz
Drinking style Tannic, well structured, dry

Details

Three generations of Fadats have farmed the large, eighteen-hectare lieu-dit known as Aupilhac, in the village of Montpeyroux, across the river Hérault from Daumas Gassac and Grange des Pères.

While the Fadats have farmed this land since the nineteenth century, and the vineyards date even farther back to the time of the Romans, it was not until 1989 that the current member of the Fadat family, Sylvain, finally registered the domaine as a vigneron indépendant.

Aupilhac is a special parcel for many reasons. It sits at a high altitude, nestled below the ruins of the village’s château, at almost 1200 feet above sea level on terraced land with southwest sun exposure. The soils are rich in prehistoric oyster fossils, which lend an incredible length and minerality to the wines. Sylvain is not one to shy away from hard work. In a volcanic amphitheatre comprised of marine fossils and raw limestone, called Cocalières, he has done what few vignerons dare to do nowadays: he’s planted a vineyard on steep, extremely rocky terrain, and terraced the land himself. This is not only an enormous financial investment, but back-breaking work. This was the work done many centuries ago by the founders of France’s great terroirs such as Savennières and Cornas, planting the best and most promising parcels irrespective of time and money.

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