Domaine Lefage Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes
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Region: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Grape variety: 100% Carignan
Domaine Lefage Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes over delivers with blackberries, leather, dried herbs, and licorice notes. Silky and lush.
Song: My Heart Beats Like a Hammer by Fleetwood Mac
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About Domaine Lefage Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes
Domaine Lefage Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes over delivers with blackberries, leather, dried herbs, and licorice notes that emerge from this spicy, medium-bodied, silky red wine.
About Domaine Lefage
Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage farm 160 hectares of vines located just south of the capital of French Catalonia, Perpignan. Some of their vineyards are situated a few kilometers from the Mediterranean, while others can be found in the foothills of the Pyrenees. This range of sites allows them to make both refreshing whites as well as concentrated reds and, this being the Roussillon, some fortified wines as well. Benefiting from a warm, dry climate, the estate is farmed organically. They grow primarily Grenache (Blanc, Gris & Noir), Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Chardonnay with a significant proportion of the vines well over 50 years old. The soil, as you near the coast is weathered alluvial gravel while in the higher elevation sites it is predominantly schist. They harvest by hand and the winemaking is surprisingly uncomplicated with stainless steel for the fresher whites but mostly concrete tanks for the rest with a small number of French oak demi-muids.