Aurelie Vic, La Balade Minervois
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The Minervois, a large and natural amphitheatre. Taking the vines road from the North of Carcassonne, we hit the “promised land”, between Bizes Minervois and Oupia villages, and discover an astonishing and preserved nature which is treasure to the vineyard. It’s a Mediterranean soil par excellence, bathed in sunshine, which enjoys the “mare nostrum” breezes. It combines the main Languedoc grape varieties with a little preference for the Syrah.
Grapes are picked at night to make sure they are cool when they arrive at the winery, this enhances the fruit character of the final wine. Soils are often stony and light in colour, these absorb the heat of the sun and optimising ripening from below the vine as well as directly from the sun itself.
Great with beef, ribs, smoky barbecues and friends.