La Grenache 8

This cuvee is from the complex terroir of Fontanilles. This is a fresh fruit thrill based on sweetness and harmony.

To drink over 3 years.

Technical characteristics :

  • Soils : Sandstone marls
  • Vines : 30 years old
  • Harvest : by hand
  • Vinification : Burgundian, all destemmed
  • Aging : Stainless steel tank

Petits échos du millésime 2016 : par « The Fine Wine Review »

“Fragrant aroma. Fruity yet not too sweet. Well-balanced, velvety-smooth wine ready to drink now and over the next five years. The perfect ending to an amazing tasting. Highly recommend!”

Petits échos du millésime 2017 : par “The Wine Advocate”

“A fine example of tank-aged Grenache, the 2017 IGP Cotes du Brian La Grenache 8 offers perhaps just a bit too much of the surrounding garrigue in its piney, herbal, resinous accents set against cherry fruit. More importantly, this full-bodied red showcases the variety’s uncanny ability to be large-scaled and diaphanous in texture at the same time, with silky tannins and nearly weeightless feel on the palate.”

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Petits échos du millésime 2018 : par “Andreas Larsson”

“Medium deep ruby red colour. Ripe but nuanced nose offering ripe red berries, plum and Kirsch with some garrigue notes. Very nice palate, dense and ripe with fine proportions, grainy tannin, a fresh backbone and sweet fruit paired with crushed pepper and wild herbs. Long and unctuous finish with a nice drinkability.”
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