Domaine Luc Lapeyre L'Amourier.

Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Minervois A/C
by Luc Lapeyre

Luc Lapeyre has an unmistakable gift for creating wines that are intriguing, charming, elegant and refreshing. These red wines will dance across your palate. Lovely bouquet, rich and concentrated. Ripe tannins, beautifully balanced and quite complex thanks to the blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah.

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RRP: €16.75

Price: €15.30

country:
France
region:
Languedoc
vintage:
2012
grapes:
Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
abv:
14
style:
Red
code:
10108
enjoy with:
Pepper Steak, Cassoulet, Strong Cheese
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Domaine Luc Lapeyre L'Amourier. by Luc Lapeyre

Luc Lapeyre's easygoing exterior belies the hard work and dedication which he applies to his wine. He is very much an instinctive winemaker. The three wines we carry, Le San Bres, L’Amourier and Les Clots all have quite different characteristics, and it is only Luc who knows what he wants to achieve, and how to go about it. The blends change according to each year’s harvest, and according to Luc’s nose and palate.

 

A technical question about the particular aromas and flavours of one of the wines will be answered with a Gallic shrug, telling us that that’s just the way his wine is, achieved by his intuition and experience in making the wine which represents him and his terroir. Having walked the vineyards with Luc, one gets a great sense of passion for his vocation.

 

Cinsault is grown on soil reminiscent of a lunar soil photograph such is the extent of the volcanic particles. One also cannot miss the wonderful scents of the surrounding garrigue which must surely seep into the wine.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Serious, complex wine for the money, with garrigue style herbs, black pepper, a hint of anis and dark fruit." Ernie Whalley, Sunday Times. "A characterful beauty with delicious spice and fruit. A serious bargain." Martin Moran, Sunday Times

"From one of the top estates in Minervois, a lovely rich, harmonious wine, with classy savoury fruits; smooth but grown up, with a nice dry finish, and some liquorice edges. Perfect with most stews and casseroles." John Wilson, Irish Times Magazine.

"Here is a cutting edge winemaker at the peak of his game. Unfiltered grenache, mourvedre and syrah dance with the garrigue fine hot heather and herb notes. Great acidity keeps the wine vibrant and fresh over a complex palate that includes hints of anise and white pepper, leading to a bright lifted, medium bodied finish." Tomás Clancy, Sunday Business Post

"An unfiltered blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan, opulent, silky, elegant, yet assertive. Aged in almost new oak for just a year it's impeccably orchestrated by a master wine conductor. Astounding value for money and a very smart wine indeed in which passion and single-mindedness shine through." Tom Doorley, Sunday Tribune

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Sunday Tribune , 16/05/2014
By Tom Doorley
The Sunday Times , 16/05/2014
By Ernie Whalley
Outstanding , 19/03/2014
By Paul Kiernan - Wine Blogger
"Smooth and silky grenache-syrah-mouvedre blend. Tom Doorley says “astounding value for money”, Mary Dowey says it will “make the smoke of the fire seem insipid”, Paul Kiernan says “ripe blackberries and dark chocolate”. "
Outstanding , 19/03/2014
By Ian Brosnan - Ely Wine Bar Sommelier
"Fantastic value for money."
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Languedoc in France

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