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Agly Brothers Cotes du Roussillon 2003

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Carignan, Syrah, Grenache: The Agly Brothers AOC dictates that the fruit must be sourced from the delineated area around the village of Latour de France. This village stands on the old border of the Catalonia kingdom and France in the hills about 40 kminland from the sea.

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Agly Brothers:
A chance meeting in the mid-nineties sealed a certain fate for two great winemaking families of modern times – the Laughtons of Heathcote, Victoria, and the Chapoutiers of the Rhone Valley, France. Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier, both passionate winemakers with a belief in biodynamic farming and its potential to express pure terroir, found they shared a common vision: to create a pair of wi... Read more
A chance meeting in the mid-nineties sealed a certain fate for two great winemaking families of modern times – the Laughtons of Heathcote, Victoria, and the Chapoutiers of the Rhone Valley, France. Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier, both passionate winemakers with a belief in biodynamic farming and its potential to express pure terroir, found they shared a common vision: to create a pair of wines from far-reaching corners of the globe that would each express their distinct origins, yet remain allied through the philosophy of their creation. The Agly Brothers Carignan and Cambrien Shiraz represent the labors of the Laughton and Chapoutier families in this endeavor. Agly Brothers Carignan, Syrah, Grenache Agly Brothers is nurtured biodynamically and made with simplicity from vines grown in the Southern French town of Latour de France, located in Corbières zone in the hills above the Roussillon plains. Literally translated as ‘The Tower of France’, this small village borders the ancient kingdoms of Catalonia and France. Mature vineyards lay abandoned in this area of steep, arid slopes due to the high cost of farming, thus it is the quest of the Laughton and Chapoutier families to rediscover and fully express these exceptional, low-yielding sites. This wine is the beginning of that quest. Read less

Carignan, Syrah, Grenache: The Agly Brothers AOC dictates that the fruit must be sourced from the delineated area around the village of Latour de France. This village stands on the old border of the Catalonia kingdom and France in the hills about 40 kminland from the sea.

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