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L’Esprit de l’Horizon Rouge 2017

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Country
france
Region
languedoc
Type
RED
Producer
HORIZON
Vintage
2017
Alcohol
13%

About this Wine

These vineyards were planted by Thomas’s friend and mentor, Gérard Gauby himself. A Carignan-dominant blend of concentration and power, it provides a mouthfeel that is so distinctive, somehow schistous, similar to certain wines from the Priorat region across the border in Spain. The 40% of Syrah highlights notes of bright black fruits, with a touch of spice and charming violet flower floral hints. A wine with a lot of similarities with Northern Rhone Syrah, perhaps an elegant, seductive Cote Rotie. The winemaking contributes a lot to this style: it’s made using one-third whole-bunch fermentation, the stalk providing freshness and refined structure.

Tasting notes

Thomas’s work in the vineyard is also fundamentally important. He works with specific parcels of vines, studying the variations of styles that each parcel creates as a Burgundian winemaker would do. From very early on in his career he has followed biodymamic principles, and has been certified by Biodyvin since the beginning. To anyone who thinks that Roussillon is all about high alcohol and over-ripe fruit flavours, the freshness, precision and finesse of Thomas’s wines - both reds and whites - will come as a revelation.

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