Cuvée Classique 2012 - Domaine d'Aigues Belles

This is probably our favourite red this week! Cuvée Classique is the most typical Languedoc wine from the Domaine, although it is surprisingly smooth, remaining medium-bodied. Given the exclusive use of local grapes and the ideal terroir, it benefits from the Languedoc appellation. It shows beautiful aromas of ripe black fruit, forest and spices, with a long finish. Tannins are supple, elegant and spicy. Very well made with nice flavours and structure: We love this wine, perfectly ready to drink right now after 5 years in the bottle!

2 Bottles available

£ 16.00 tax incl.

 

This is probably our favourite red this week! Cuvée Classique is the most typical Languedoc wine from the Domaine, although it is surprisingly smooth, remaining medium-bodied. Given the exclusive use of local grapes and the ideal terroir, it benefits from the Languedoc appellation. It shows beautiful aromas of ripe black fruit, forest and spices, with a long finish. Tannins are supple, elegant and spicy. Very well made with nice flavours and structure: We love this wine, perfectly ready to drink right now after 5 years in the bottle!

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Domaine d'Aigues Belles
2012
AOC Languedoc
Languedoc
Dry red wine
37% Syrah
37% Mourvèdre
26% Grenache
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2022
2 hours before, ideally decanted
16-18°C
Lamb, beef on the bone
 
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Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay and limestone
Organic
27 years old
35 hl/ha
Manual
14%
12 months in French oak barrels
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16.5/20 "Cuvée made of the usual Languedoc tryptic Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It is a fresh wine, very balanced with yummy flavours of black fruit and spices. We love drinking it." (previous vintage)

   

15/20 "It is a complete wine with elegant flavours, subtle tannins, a perfect combination between fruit, earth and olives. The great harmony." (previous vintage)

86/100 "Medium deep colour. Ripe nose with spicy accents and garrigue backed by stone fruits and condiments. Supple palate showing lightweight concentration. More of the mature fruit and spice. A classic, well-made Languedoc." (previous vintage)

 

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