Valinière - 2017 - Didier Barral
Domaine Léon Barral
A cult cuvée of red fruits and spices, with toasted and roasted notes... Palate: very rich and powerful, extremely mineral. Waiting for it 3-4 years would be wise.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14.5 %
- To drink from
- 2022 to 2029
Blended cuvée: 85% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah, grown on steep schist slopes. No chemicals have touched his vines in 30 years. Grapes are harvested by hand in small crates. Yields around 30 hl/ha. Domain certified organic and biodynamic. Vinification: old vertical press, maceration for 3 to 4 weeks, maturation 3 years in barrels, with 10% new barrels. Micro-dose of sulphur at bottling.
Didier Barral, natural vigneron, became the 13th generation of his family in 1990 to farm his family estate in the hamlet of Lenthéric in the Languedoc. From the beginning of his career he was sensitive to biodynamics and biodiversity in general. But his estate is vast – 35 hectares – so Didier had to find solutions to be able to naturally fertilise his soil, manage weeds and grasses, etc. So...All wines
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