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Domaine Ferri Arnaud La Clape 2010

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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"'La Clape' draws you in, covers you with a warm blanket and makes everything right in the world. I couldn't stop smiling." - Mike's number one wine of 2012.

Intense blackberry fruit with hints of black pepper, juniper berries and smokey oak on the nose. The palate shows a smooth, creamy, savoury texture showing good extract, complimented by firm tannins and good acidity.

'La Clape' is the bit to look out for on the label. It's a world heritage site, meaning 'pile of stones' in Occitan and was an island up until the Gallo-Roman period, and before the Aude's river sediment deposits became part of the mainland. The geological history is important - its soil is a sandy limestone originating from very porous, calcareous rock slides, which allows the soil to retain rainwater. Additionally, the sea's proximity and influence regulate the impact of harsh weather, both intense heat from the sun and the dry, powerful northern Tramontane winds. It's what the word 'terroir' was invented for.

The Château de la Négly is located 20km from Narbonne in the heart of the La Clape mountains. In 1992, Jean Paux-Rosset took over the 18th century château and immediately set about some significant changes in the way wine was produced on the estate. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre vines replaced Aramon, Terret and Carignan Blanc. Machine harvesters were traded for hand sheers and wood crates, sustainable agriculture became a focus and nothing was left to chance: leaf thinning, debudding, hand-harvesting, twice table hand-sorting berries, low and controlled yields.

With keenly-priced Coteaux de Languedoc through to super cuvées produced in miniscule quantities, we think we've discovered another absolute gem.

€14.49
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Alcohol: 14.%
Style: Rich, fruity
Closure: Cork
Drink by: 2015

Reviews:

Sunday Times

Martin Moran MW

"Anglophones may giggle at the name, but the la Clape limestone outcrop is home to some beautiful wines like this fruity, spicy number."

Sunday Times

Ernie Whalley

"Incredible value for money."

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