Domaine d'Antugnac

Pinot Noir
Haute Vallee de l’Aude
by Christian Collovray & Jean-Luc Terrier
Domaine d'Antugnac - Pinot Noir
Silky, fresh southern French Pinot Noir. Ripe dark cherry fruit with firm but supple tannins leading to a long fruity finish. Try chilled during the summer months.
Pinot Noir
Haute Vallee de l’Aude
by Christian Collovray & Jean-Luc Terrier

Price: €16.15
Silky, fresh southern French Pinot Noir. Ripe dark cherry fruit with firm but supple tannins leading to a long fruity finish. Try chilled during the summer months.
country:
France
region:
Languedoc
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Pinot Noir
abv:
14
style:
Red
code:
11118
enjoy with:
Chicken, Pork & Poultry, Game, Soft Cheeses, Spicy Food
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
Domaine d'Antugnac - Pinot Noir
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
France
region:
Languedoc
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Pinot Noir
abv:
14
style:
Red
code:
11118
enjoy with:
Chicken, Pork & Poultry, Game, Soft Cheeses, Spicy Food

Wine Makers

Domaine d'Antugnac by Christian Collovray & Jean-Luc Terrier

Since 1997 Domaine d'Antugnac has been co-owned and managed by Christian Collovray and Jean-Luc Terrier. These childhood friends grew to become business partners of Domaine Des Deux Roches in the Mâconnais. Looking to expand, they focused on Languedoc, where land prices were much better than in Burgundy. Antugnac, tucked away in Limoux’s Haute Vallée, quickly became the clear choice.

This domain is roughly fifty miles west of Carcassonne in a lovely, isolated mountain valley hidden in the Pyrenean foothills, anchored by the old village of Antugnac (whose church was built as a kind of bastide, or fortified building, to protect the villagers from marauding bands in the middle ages). The vineyard parcels start at the village, but the majority climb the heights of the south-facing flanks, growing between 280 and 530 wind-swept meters above sea level on limestone soils. The Pinot Noir vines are planted at an altitude of 500m.

The partners quickly understood that this location offered mountain coolness strongly tempered by Languedoc’s sunshine. They figured that wine from these mountain vines could achieve sunny ripeness coupled with distinct freshness, and what they tasted confirmed the possibility. What they have come to subsequently make certainly confirms this, and it’s aided in no small part by their attention to detail. Harvest typically begins in the small hours before dawn and finishes by eleven in the morning, before the hot weather commences. They look for fruit, not power.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Light, very engaging wine with slight earthy red-cherry fruits. Drink cool with white meats and charcuterie." John Wilson, The Irish Times

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Languedoc in France

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