Montpeyroux Rouge, Domaine d’Aupilhac, Languedoc Roussillon, France 2013
Sometimes known as Les Servières (after the wild lynx that used to roam in the local forests) this wine is made from 100% Cinsault vines planted over a hundred years ago. The wine is vinified on the lees for seven days and then is matured for nine months in small oak casks. The aromas give floral notes with a hint of jam, whilst the nose is dominated by sharp red fruits (redcurrants, cherries, bitter orange). In the mouth the wine is fresh and aromatic with an attractive finish.
The philosophy articulated by the winemaker echoes one we’ve heard from so many French vignerons: ”We believe that work in the vineyards has far more influence on a wine's quality than what we do in the Cave”.
At a glance
Vintage 2013 Grape Cinsault