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La Pèira En Damaisèla Red Rhone Blend Coteaux du Languedoc les Terrasses du Larzac la Pèira 2005

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Obriers de la Pèira 2005 Parcelle: ‘Bellefeuille’ Cepages: 2005: 65% Cinsault 35% Carignan Rendement/yields: 2005: average 14 hl/ha Elevage: 100% cuve bois. 18-24 months Production: 2005: 447 cases Unfiltered and unfined “Terrasses du Larzac is a mineral playground with an least five internal terroirs. After my trip, I know a little more than I did, but it’s wonderfully complex and there’s lots more to learn. Mas Jullien, Grange des Pères and Mas de Daumas Gassac have been variously responsible for most of the reputation of the area so far, but there are others on the way up, most notably La Pèira en Damaisèla (which, like Mas Jullien, lies near Jonquières).” (Andrew Jefford - AndrewJefford.com ) “This estate aims to rival the great Negly for making the top wines in Languedoc” (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate) ‘New Neighbors to La Grange des Pères and Daumas Gassac - Be on the lookout for these wines.’ (David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate) “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:
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

Obriers de la Pèira 2005 Parcelle: ‘Bellefeuille’ Cepages: 2005: 65% Cinsault 35% Carignan Rendement/yields: 2005: average 14 hl/ha Elevage: 100% cuve bois. 18-24 months Production: 2005: 447 cases Unfiltered and unfined “Terrasses du Larzac is a mineral playground with an least five internal terroirs. After my trip, I know a little more than I did, but it’s wonderfully complex and there’s lots more to learn. Mas Jullien, Grange des Pères and Mas de Daumas Gassac have been variously responsible for most of the reputation of the area so far, but there are others on the way up, most notably La Pèira en Damaisèla (which, like Mas Jullien, lies near Jonquières).” (Andrew Jefford - AndrewJefford.com ) “This estate aims to rival the great Negly for making the top wines in Languedoc” (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate) ‘New Neighbors to La Grange des Pères and Daumas Gassac - Be on the lookout for these wines.’ (David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate) “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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