WINES - CAPRICES
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)
AOP Terrasses du Larzac
Our newest Terrasses du Larzac offering is the 2017 Caprices. We describe it as having a dark, rich colour with strong and aromatic notes of cassis and hints of leather and the garrigue (rosemary, thyme etc.). The palate is fine and rich with soft tannins and a lovely round finish. It is mouth-filling without being heavy. We suggest pairing it with roasted lamb leg with lentils, spicy slow cooked beef or venison in a dark gravy.
Decanter writer Georgina Hindle rates our 2017 Caprices 91/100, saying, "Blackcurrant intensity on the nose, immediately identifiable and welcoming. The palate is so juicy and chewy, incredibly lively with almost mouthwatering acidity. This is a fun style, happy and not at all heavy, with red and black fruits, cherries, raspberries and sweet strawberries. Tannins are grippy in all the right places and this feels like a well-made, balanced wine with great freshness. A touch of liquorice lingers on the finish adding complexity at the end."