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a bottle of de chansac carignan, vielleles vignes, vin de pays d'oc
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De Chansac Carignan, Vielleles Vignes, Vin de Pays d'Oc

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Whilst the quality of winemaking in the classic regions of France has undoubtedly improved over the last 20 years, it is in the less famous regions that the biggest changes have occurred. Poor wine destined for EU subsidised distillation is still made, but the quality and variety available at the other end of the scale improves every year. The 2010 harvest was of fine quality, although smaller than usual putting some pressure on price.  There are wines here to suit every taste, from elegant and ethereal Pinot Noir, through spicy and savoury reds to the firm, structured and powerful.
The producer
LGI was founded in 1999 by Alain Grignon. He had formerly been head of cooperatives in Gascogny and was frustrated by many aspects of the domestic French wine industry, so with his partners, he set up a business to cater solely to export markets. As well as running a team of winemakers and viticulturalists sourcing fruit in the Languedoc, predominantly in St Chinian and also in the Côtes de Gascogne, he is involved with a selection of top class individual domaines. His company is now one of the most respected sources of high quality and reliable wines from the region and is the source of our 'house' wines.
100% Old Vines Carignan.The fruit for this wine was thermo-vinified, to extract maximum colour and fruit, without the hard tannins that carignan is often known for. 10% was aged with American oak to impart a warm spiciness.
Tasting Note
Deep coloured with rich brambly fruit, the palate is generous, spicy and soft, with flavours of black cherry and raspberry.
Food Matching
This wine was made for chargrilled meat. It is also excellent with hearty winter casseroles.

Vintage: 2015
Colour: Red
Variety: Red Blend
Origin: South West France and the Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Style: Smooth, Medium Bodied Red Wines
When to Drink: Wines to Drink Now
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bin Number: 1667

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Variety: Red Blend
Style: Light, Fruity Red Wines
Origin: France
Vintage: 2008
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Colour: Red
Variety: Red Blend
Style: Smooth, Medium Bodied Red Wines
Origin: France
Vintage: 2010/12
Bottle Size: 75cl

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