WINES - CAPRICES
Our Caprices range highlights the power of terroir - each wine in this range is crafted to express those particular parcels that show individuality and character
Caprices AOP Terrasses du Larzac
The appellation, AOP Terrasses du Larzac, is relatively young, having been established in 2004 as a territory of AOP Languedoc and becoming it's own appellation in 2014. Despite its youth, the area has generated a lot of interest. Writer and journalist Andrew Jefford summed it up best:
"If you were to write me out a cheque for a million Euros and tell me to go to find somewhere to make great red wine, I would look most closely of all at Terrasses du Larzac." (2008)
Our latest Terrasses du Larzac offering is the 2019 Caprices. We describe it as being elegant, with complex aromas of ripe fresh plums with hints of sandalwood and cedar on the nose. The palate is long and full with a mix of plums, boysenberry and deep red summer fruits. Silky tannins give a firm structure to the wine, as well as a generous ageing potential.
Try pairing this wine with rich red meat dishes, a slow-cooked mushroom risotto or barbecued lamb.
Wine writer and judge Miquel Hudin (Twitter @hudin, Instagram @mhudin) recently released a report on the wines of Terrasses du Larzac and awarded our Caprices Terrasses du Larzac 2019 rouge 94 points, among the very top of the wines he tasted!
"Lovely berry bunches and wild forest fruit leaning towards a red aspect, fresh pomegranate and rooibos spice. Overall crisp fresh on the palate as well, holding the berry aspects quite well with a fresh, lengthy acidity overall."
Caprices Viognier IGP Saint Guilhem le Désert
We only release a 100% Viognier when we think it's a step above what's ordinary. We think this is a wine for those searching for a clear Viognier expression, both on the nose and on the palate.
Harvest 2022 was a hot season, which has contributed riper aromas of stonefruit and some tropical notes to the nose. As is always the case with our Viognier, the wine has zesty fresh acidity creating a long palate with flavours of lime, mandarin and white flowers. The flavours linger in your mouth long after swallowing ensuring this is a wine that is ideal for pairing with food.
Where to start - this wine is so versatile! Try roasted pork with apple and quince, potato and leek soup, spicy pad Thai, or a cheeky blue cheese with quince jelly...
Tamlyn Currin, of JancisRobinson.com had this to say about our earlier 2020 vintage:
"This is the liquid twin of an apricot-cream Danish pastry - dry (elegantly so, thanks to the racy line of yuzu-fragrant acidity), but the flavours are almost knee-bucklingly seductive. It tastes, also, of chin-dripping golden-orange peaches, poached quince, fresh fennel, sweet cicely. And it tastes of the candied-green gentle bitter- sweetness of candied angelica. There are few Languedoc Viogniers that have achieved this intersection of freshness, complexity, weight, elegance and drinkability. Drink 2021-2024 17/20" (May 2021)