Domaine des Grécaux

Héméra 2014
Côteaux du Languedoc

Hemera - Grecaux

Estate bottled

On the slopes of the ``Causse du Larzac``

Domaine des Grecaux is a venture started recently. It is owned by Arnaud and Sophie Sandras.

Their Estate is established in Montpeyroux, high on the slopes of the Causse du Larzac.

Lots of stones, cool nights and windy conditions call for spicy and strong wines.

The Estate operates according to biodynamic principles.

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The varietals used for Hemera come from a plateau, called le « Causse », at an elevation of 370 m, just beneath the Causse du Larzac. Lots of stones, regular strong winds and cool nights make the conditions for spicy and strong wines. The vineyards are at the upper limit of wine growing in the area.

Two main varietals can be found on the estate : Syrah and Grenache, plus a small acreage of Carignan and Mourvèdre.

The Estate works according to biodynamic principles and is Ecocert certified..

The harvest is totally manual.

Breakdown of the varietals is :

Syrah 75%
Grenache Noir 25%

The harvest is totally destemmed, parcels are vinified separately. Fermenting time from 4 to 5 weeks.

Maturation of Grenache and Syrah in vats for 12 months.

After assemblage, further maturation for 18 months in vat.

Serve between 16 and 18°C.

Very powerful wine with a strong background of its rocky « causse ». It will match venison, hearty dishes. It will benefit from decanting. This wine can be cellared for 3 to 5 years.