2015 'Clos de Causses' La Livinière Guy Vanlancker
The first cru to be recognized in the Languedoc in 1999, La Livinière is an appellation of powerful and elegant red wines. It is situated in the heart of the Minervois, between Toulouse and Montpellier. Guy Vanlancker cultivates one and half hectares of vines on the slopes of Félines to the Clos du Causse. The north-facing vineyard is staggered on three clay-limestone terraces, the largest of which is planted with Grenache, which is consequently the main variety in the blend. “Grenache Noir, which is not prominent in the La Livinière blends, deserves more attention in my view. It is not as opulent and tannic as Syrah; I like its elegance, its smoothness and its length”, the winemaker says. Eight thousand bottles of Clos du Causse 2015 were produced. Every year, juries made up of winemakers, sommeliers and journalists select the ambassadors of the La Livinière vintage. In 2019, the Clos du Causse was the favourite of the jury of journalists. Harvested by hand, stemming, fermentation with marc for three weeks and matured in tanks for 15 months. Winemaker's notes (Jul 2020)
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Guy Vanlancker owner and winemaker at Domaine Combe Blanche cultivates one and half hectares of vines in the famous La Laviniere vineyard, on the slopes of Félines - under his own name (rather than under the banner of Combe Blanche).
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