2017 Domaine de Montcalmès, Terrasses du Larzac

Though it remains under the radar in comparison to neighbours and mentors, Grange de Pères, winemaker Frédéric Pourtalié has quietly established Montcalmès as one of the most nuanced and high quality producers of the Languedoc. Syrah and Grenache from limestone and Mourvèdre grown on galets roulés soils (pudding stones, like Châteauneuf) are seamlessly blended in this superbly balanced and delicious red. Light on its feet, but with an assured density and sophisticated structure of fragrant red currant fruits, mineral, detailed tannins, and a long, balanced finish. Impeccable.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£29.68
Case, 12 Bottles
In stock
£356.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    Grenache/Garnacha
    Mourvèdre
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2029
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2017 Domaine de Montcalmès, Terrasses du Larzac
About this producer

Domaine de Montcalmès

Frédéric Pourtalié trained at Grange des Pères and Alain Graillot before taking over his family vineyards at the edge of the Massif Central. Cool night air descends off the Cévennes Mountains that rise up north of the estate, and help produce wines with sweetly ripe fruit, silky tannins, and bright freshness. The wines have evident age worthiness, but their purity and elegance means they drink well from youth. Though it remains under the radar in comparison to its neighbours Grange de Pères and Mas de Daumas Gassac, this is a domaine in the ascendency, and definitely one to watch.

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