91WS - "A big, fruity style, with lush array of dark plum, cherry compote and blackberry pie flavors that are loaded with notes of Asian spice. The succulent finish oozes cream and dark chocolate elements, accented by some minerally details. Drink now through 2019." - Wine Spectator, 91 points!
23% Carignan, 14% Cinsault, 30% Grenache, 33% Syrah.
The concept behind Terrasses du Larzac can’t be better stated than by the folks who created it: “Because some of our neighbors have wonderful vineyards, on great terroirs, because they work with such dedication, and to such very high standards,” they write, “we have created a partnership: grow outstanding-quality grapes for us, and we will make a wine that’s worthy of this fruit.” The reason it works is because they are Sébastien and Béatrice Fillon, who made a name for themselves internationally with their brand Le Clos du Serres. It takes a standout wine to give voice to an unheralded region like the Terrasses du Larzac, a high-elevation zone in the mountains north of Montpellier. Working now with Béatrice’s brother Nicolas Mollard, the team wanted with this wine (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan) to promote the region, sustainable agriculture and solidarity among local farmers. A worthy cause and, we think, an even more worthy wine.