Domaine des Grécaux

Terra Solis 2016
Terrasses du Larzac

Terra solis - Grecaux

Estate bottled

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

The appellation « Terrasses du Larzac » was granted in 2012.

High on the slopes of the Larzac plateau, which culminates at 850 m, the terrasses get cool air from the Larzac.

Temperature difference can reach 20°C between day and night in Summer.

This means a slow maturing of the grapes and powerful and complex wines.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

The varietals used for Terra Solis come from the vineyards in Montpeyroux, Aniane and Lagamas. Average altitude is 150 m, soil is mainly clay and limestone, with parcels of broken sandstone.

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

The harvest is totally manual.

Breakdown of the varietals is :

Grenache Noir 60%
Carignan 30%
Mourvèdre 10%

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

Separate maturation of Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre in vat.

Grenache and Carignan are assembled after 18 months then aged for another 12 months in vats.

Beautiful fruit expression from the Grenache. Very deep both in colour and in taste.

A food wine to be paired with tasty dishes or a tray of various cheese.

It is probably better to decant the wine prior to serving.