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Chateau d’Oupia Rouge Les Heretiques

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Languedoc, France
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape varieties: 80% Carignan, 20% Grenache

Chateau d’Oupia Rouge Les Heretiques is a traditional Languedoc blend of Carignan and Grenache from older vines, some over 100 years. The fruit is sustainably farmed and harvested partly by hand and partly by machine. The Carignan remains in whole clusters and goes through a carbonic maceration in tank. The Grenache is destemmed and goes through a 3-4-week maceration in concrete vats. Fermentation is with selected yeasts. The two varieties are blended and aged in tank. The wine is bottled with light, non-sterile filtration. An ideal bistro wine. Dark, ruby-colored, the wine is wonderfully clean and pure, with an exuberant personality, and gobs of rich, peppery, red, and black fruit.

Song: Heretic Pride by The Mountain Goats

Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Black Cherry, Black Raspberry, Red Berries

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Medium

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SWEETNESS

Fruity & Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Sulfur Added (more than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Louis/Dressner Selections

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Chateau d’Oupia Rouge Les Heretiques

Chateau d’Oupia Rouge Les Heretiques is a traditional Languedoc blend of Carignan and Grenache from older vines, some over 100 years. The fruit is sustainably farmed and harvested partly by hand and partly by machine. The Carignan remains in whole clusters and goes through a carbonic maceration in tank. The Grenache is destemmed and goes through a 3-4-week maceration in concrete vats. Fermentation is with selected yeasts. The two varieties are blended and aged in tank. The wine is bottled with light, non-sterile filtration. An ideal bistro wine. Dark, ruby-colored, the wine is wonderfully clean and pure, with an exuberant personality, and gobs of rich, peppery, red, and black fruit.

About Chateau d’Oupia

The Château d’Oupia is one of the best. André Iché inherited an impressive 13th-century castle and a large estate in the barren Minervois region. Iché was never a member of his village co-op, tended his very old vines and made his wines but sold everything in bulk to local négociants. One day, a Burgundian winemaker happened to be in Oupia, tasted Iché’s wines, and was so enthused that he convinced Iché to bottle and market his production.

André expanded his vineyard holdings and started vinifying several cuvées of Minervois of his best grapes, the “Cuvée des Barons” and “Nobilis”, aged in new oak barrels. He rebuilt a cellar, and, after much deliberation, bought and cleaned up some overgrown and steep terraces that had been abandoned since the late 19th century.

André passed away in late 2007. His daughter, Marie-Pierre, currently runs the estate with the help of Fabrice Lopez and many old-timers who know the land like the back of their hands.

 

 

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