Domaine Py

Cuvée Lucien 2014
Corbières AOP

Lucien

Estate bottled

The extreme North of the 'Corbières'

Between Narbonne and Carcassonne, the « Montagne d’Alaric » is a landmark one cannot miss from the motorway, at the extreme North of the Corbières.

In Douzens, at the foot of the mountain, Domaine Py is an old family property where Jean Pierre started elaborating his own Cuvees in 2003.

Major investments were made for the wine making : destemmers, pneumatic press, stainless steel vat, revamping of the old concrete vats. The last touch was a temperature controlled barrique cellar.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

Silt, chalk and gravels.

Carignan 55%
Syrah 30%
Grenache 15%

Clearing and stripping of the leaves to follow grape ripening. Hand harvesting.
Carbonic maceration with complete bunches for Carignan.
Traditional maceration for other varietals with pumping over and punching
down. 25 days maceration.
Separate maturing by varietal in new oak for Carignan and 1 year oak for
other varietals.

Serve at 17 / 18°C.

This wine can be drunk young, however it will reach its peak after two to three years cellaring.