Las Flors de la Pèira 2006 Parcelle: ‘Bellefeuille’ Cepages: 2005: 40% Syrah 40% Grenache 20% Mourvèdre 2006: 35% Sy...Read more...
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Las Flors de la Pèira 2006 Parcelle: ‘Bellefeuille’ Cepages: 2005: 40% Syrah 40% Grenache 20% Mourvèdre 2006: 35% Syrah 45% Grenache 20% Mourvèdre Rendement/yields: 2006 Syrah 18 hl/ha Grenache 12 hl/ha Mourvèdre 14 hl/ha Elevage: 18 to 24 months in new barrels on fine lees Production: 2006: 5520 bottles (460 cases) Unfiltered and unfined ‘New Neighbors to La Grange des Pères and Daumas Gassac - Be on the lookout for these wines.’ (David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate) “This estate aims to rival the great Negly for making the top wines in Languedoc” (Robert Parker -Wine Advocate) Las Flors de la Pèira is a GSM (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre) aged in smaller new barrels with lees (there is no racking of any of the wines “unless strictly necessary”). It’s a kind of liqueur of the garrigue...I’m torn between the 2006 Las Flors and the 2007 La Pèira. Let’s take the former, even though I’ve given both the 2006 and 2007 Pèira slightly higher prebottling scores because I have such a soft spot for grumpy old Mourvèdre. Aromatically, the bottle will need stowing for a while. There are creamy black-fruit characters but just a touch of reduction (thanks, no doubt, to the grumpy one). Comparison with the 2005 shows how this will slowly blossom into something teasingly complex, with all manner of warm-evening nuances. One sip of the 2006 and you realize that those black fruits have untrammeled purity and depth. The sip’s a dive. Not only that, but the dream of the Languedoc—wine that, although busy with fruit, still succeeds in gathering scents of the hills into itself, like shadows into night—is brilliantly realized here. All of these wines have substance, but this more than most. There’s fresh acidity, too, unpinning that fruit with appropriate discretion. The result is a balanced, thrilling, vivacious, deep, creamy, and perfumed red wine, but one pregnant with a sense of origin as few are. It’s shot to the center of my Languedoc orbit. (Except from Word of Fine Wine Magazine Issue 21 - Andrew Jefford - One Bottle) “I try to avoid the kind of macho superlatives which can devalue the currency of wine criticism, but the efforts which the team at La Pèira have made with the 2005, 2006 and 2007 vintages really did “blow me away.” Look out for these stunning wines in due course from Berry Bros in the UK and from the retailers supplied by Eric Soloman in the US.” (Andrew Jefford - AndrewJefford.com)
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