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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.

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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!

His comments:
"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."

Technical Sheet (2019, pdf)

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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 stone fruit 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:

"Extraordinary intensity of apricot, peach and sweet oranges, both on the nose and in the mouth. It's really not often that you can find Viognier with such an ellipse of racy acidity despite the intensity and ripeness of fruit. It's vigorous and vibrant, touched with quince and marigold petals and long wild-herb ley-like lines. Whatever you do, don't serve fridge cold – it really shuts this wine down. I found it best at around 14 °C/57 °F. Drink 2023-2026 17/20" (September 2023)

Technical Sheet (pdf)

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