2019 Vieilles Vignes Rouge, Domaine de la Jasse, Languedoc
A strong and very warm vintage, 2019. Following another mild winter was a cool April and May, causing flowering to occur over a week later than in 2018. However, soon after came waves of expansive heat so typical of the Languedoc in summer; often prolonged waves, as was the case here. Although water shortage was becoming an issue in some areas by July's end, cooler nights in August and ample September rains kick-started phenolic maturation, redeeming the vintage as well as providing a remarkable tannic content and concentration to its fruit. Fruit which in Le Bretons hands was put to wonderful use: in the glass, spicy, earthy, robust cabernet cassis with notes of grenadine, violet florals and wild herbs. Then, juicy red and black cassis, more earth, spice, cedar and liquorice on an opulent, powerful, yet fresh, elegantly structured palate. Such delicious depth of flavour and compelling complexity; this is sheer, endless satisfaction.
Above all, it is another testament to Bruno's seasoned skill and intuition that he has crafted a wine of such elegance, freshness and balance and from a vintage as warm as 2019. With these crucial structural qualities, too, comes a wine with great cellaring potential. Irresistible now, the Vielles Vignes cabernet sauvignon will quite happily spend the next ten years developing further layers of enchanting nuance and flavour.
We also have their 2020 Barrique Blanc available here.
Please note, this wine will be dispatched from mid-February 2022.
On orders over £150 in value.*
Smaller orders are subject to a £7.95 charge
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Please note, delivery to these areas can take up to 5 to 7 working days.
Orders under £149 in value £19.99
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Where possible, we will use the existing packaging the wine is shipped to us in from the producer. If we feel this is unfit, we will re-pack in a Mr.Wheeler branded, recyclable cardboard carton.
Inevitably there will be the occasional breakage upon transit. If your wine doesn’t arrive in perfect condition, please contact our sales team on 01206 713560 or [email protected] and we will be very happy to arrange a suitable solution or straight replacement.
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