Since 1997, the estate has been owned and run by Béatrice and Christophe Muret and on their watch quality, rather than quantity, has been the focus. With a strong focus on organic farming and environmentally sustainable practices, the Murets have struck an admirable balance between . It’s one of the hardest things in the wine profession to find is very good inexpensive juice, particularly from Europe. But Domaine de Castelnau/Laurence de Veyrac proves that it is possible.
About this Wine
This is all seductive black fruit and wood smoke. A touch of incense too, like a Christmas frankincense cone, plus sandalwood and cedar. There are beautiful, bright berry compote overtones that stop the rich fruit core from taking over the show, with a light lacing of liquorice and maple smoked bacon emerging on the finish. Smoky on the mid-palate, which is surprisingly lifted - although not to the detriment of the intensity. In a nutshell, this is absolutely delicious.