2016 La Deves Domaine des Trinités
|Other||Low-sulphite, Practicing Organic|
Carignan 90% Grenache Noir 10% The old vine Carignan here delivers bags of bramble and spice. This is a classic Languedoc wine, but in a very refined style. Great nose, transports you for a moment to an empty french church with incense and then gorgeous floaty black fruits. The palate has that floral hit too - but there is also a whiff of grilled meat and pure, dark-berried fruit - plus a garriguey herb mix. Delicious and serious feel - not tough, not grippy - just nicely lithe and with good push. Well done! This 2016 is now 'a point'. L&S (Jul 2020)
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Domaine des Trinités
The transition from IT to viticulture is not a path well-trodden, but after working and loving a number of harvests in his youth, Simon Coulshaw decided that it was the path he was going to walk. He worked as hard as he could in the upper tiers of corporate IT with the simple goal of amassing just enough cash so that he could live his dream, his calling, of being a winemaker and having his own vineyards. The wines from Domaine des Trinités are a true reflection of the passions of their maker and his interest in terroir and local varieties.
You will rarely meet someone so clearly passionate about farming and nature - he communicates so well the details of bio-dynamics and organic farming and can talk for hours without ever sounding like a zealot or a preacher. Fabulous man, making fabulous, expressive wines.
The property is roughly divided by 15 hectares falling into the AOC Faugeres appellation, producing elegant and spicy wines, and the remaining 9 hectares in AOC Pézenas Coteaux de Langeudoc, where the wines are softer and more fruit forward - but still tell the story of where they are from - it is this crucial aspect that is so strong with these wines - their sense of place.
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