Deusyls de la Pèira Terrasses du Larzac 2006

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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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La Peira Quotes ‘This estate aims to rival the great Negly for making the top wines in Languedoc’ (Robert M. Parker) 'An estate whose wines so impressed our household when first sampled that we have referred to its creating triumvirate as “the geniuses” ever since.’ (Andrew Jefford - The New France) ‘New Neighbors to La Grange des Pères and Daumas Gassac - Be on the lookout for these wines.’... Read more
La Peira Quotes ‘This estate aims to rival the great Negly for making the top wines in Languedoc’ (Robert M. Parker) 'An estate whose wines so impressed our household when first sampled that we have referred to its creating triumvirate as “the geniuses” ever since.’ (Andrew Jefford - The New France) ‘New Neighbors to La Grange des Pères and Daumas Gassac - Be on the lookout for these wines.’ (David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate) 'The flagship wine from this new venture is easily going to be the next great global cult wine. Think Clos Erasmus or Masseto; that's the level of quality that this wine brings! Dense, rich and explosive, with layer after layer of flavor and complexity. Ripe, but never over-the-top, this stunning effort should easily last 25 to 30 years.' (Wine Library) ABOUT Our domaine began in 2004 - in a small stone barn halfway between Grange des Pères and Daumas Gassac. It is situated at the foot of the Larzac plateau, where the grazing of sheep and production of Roquefort begins. This is an area of warm summers and cold winters, and of poor stony soils scented of fennel, rosemary and thyme. We were inspired by one belief: that with rigorous and uncompromising work in the vineyard and non interventionist winemaking, the true character of this terroir may convey something of its beauty and wildness, something unique and expressive. This involved a meticulous approach to viticulture, very low yields, short pruning, de-suckering, crop thinning, shoot removal, leaf plucking, and green harvesting, the hand picking of perfectly ripe grapes in small cagettes, a double triage and sorting table, and the careful élevage of small amounts of wine in new barrels. Our team consists of our winemaker Jérémie Depierre (a young vigneron with stages at Château Margaux and Château Guiraud), Karine Ahton (a lawyer from the Languedoc), and Rob Dougan (a writer/composer of music). The inspiration for the name of our domaine is a maxim of the stone workers from the region and an old Occitan expression: ‘Plaçar una pèira en damaisèla’ – place the stone with its best face forward (Litt. Placer une Pierre en Demoiselle) Like these workers of yesteryear, our aim is to take what nature and this stony soil have to offer and try to find its most beautiful expression. A PROPOS Notre domaine a vu le jour en 2004 – dans un petit mas en pierre à mi-chemin entre La Grange des Pères et Daumas Gassac. Il est situé au pied du plateau du Larzac où commencent les pâturages et la production du Roquefort. C’est un lieu où les étés sont chauds et les hivers froids et où la terre, pauvre et rocailleuse, sent bon le fenouil, le romarin et le thym. Nous étions animés par une foi : qu’avec un travail rigoureux et sans concession dans le vignoble et une vinification non-interventionniste, le véritable caractère de ce terroir peut transmettre quelque chose de sa beauté et de ses paysages, quelque chose d’unique et d’expressif. Cela impliquait une approche méticuleuse de la viticulture, de très petits rendements, une taille courte, le d’ébourgeonnage, l’éclaircissage, l’effeuillage et la vendange verte, la cueillette à la main, à l’aide de petites cagettes, de raisins parfaitement mûrs, un tri double, une table de trie et finalement, l’élevage avec beaucoup de soin, de petites quantités de vin dans des barriques neuves. Notre équipe est constituée de notre viticulteur Jérémie Depierre (un jeune vigneron qui a effectué des stages au Château Margaux et au Château Guiraud), Karine Ahton (une avocate née dans le Languedoc) et Rob Dougan (un auteur-compositeur de musique). Le nom de notre domaine nous a été inspiré par une maxime des ‘ travailleurs de la pierre’ de la région et par une ancienne expression occitane. ‘Plaçar una pèira en damaisèla’ – (Litt. Placer une Pierre en Demoiselle) Comme ces travailleurs d’antan, notre objectif est de prendre ce que la nature et cette terre rocailleuse ont à offrir et essayer de donner naissance à leur plus belle expression. Read less

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Received this as gift and it is top notch 5 glass. Where can I get 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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