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Minervois la Liviniere 2002

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Color: Red
Blend: Syrah, Mourvèdre
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Le Château de Gourgazaud Le Minervois The Minervois is one of the most ancient vineyards of the Mediterranean region. Indeed, its land was chosen by the Romans as providing ideal conditions for the first vines they planted in Languedoc Roussillon. Its name comes from the ancient city of Minerve, a stronghold built by the Romans and dedicated to the goddess Minerva. Since that time, many amphor... Read more
Le Château de Gourgazaud Le Minervois The Minervois is one of the most ancient vineyards of the Mediterranean region. Indeed, its land was chosen by the Romans as providing ideal conditions for the first vines they planted in Languedoc Roussillon. Its name comes from the ancient city of Minerve, a stronghold built by the Romans and dedicated to the goddess Minerva. Since that time, many amphora shards and vestiges of cellars have been discovered, testimony to the importance of this vineyard. The region, austere in winter and redolent with sunshine in summer, has survived over the centuries its invasions by barbarians, Arabs and Christians. The Land The Minervois is situated at the southern extremity of the Massif Central, between Béziers and Carcassonne. It takes the form of a vast amphitheatre, facing due south towards the Pyrenees and backing on to the Montagne Noire, surrounded by olives and holm oaks. The vineyards of the appellation cover 4,500 hectares, situated on ancient terraces and slopes exposed due south. The chalky and clay and chalk soils date from the Miocene era (tertiary). 45 villages and towns in the Aude département, and 16 in Hérault make up the Minervois appellation. La Livinière Natural subregion of the Minervois, which extends to the west of the "Serre d'Oupia" and to the east of the mountains, its principal characteristic is its climate. This geographical perimeter defines an area of 2,600 hectares called Le Petit Causse which provides exceptional conditions for wine growing. Vineyards were first planted here by the Romans, on the land of La Livinière, where several dozen villas can be found, one of which, Cella Vinaria (or wine cellar) gave its name to the village. The Château The Château de Gourgazaud, sheltered by the lower slopes of the Montagne Noire, was one of the pioneers in the development of top-quality wines from the Minervois. The Château is mentioned on maps from the 17th century. Its vineyard, covering an area of 100 hectares, shelters a wide range of grape varieties, producing red or white wines: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Chardonnay and Sauvignon. Read less
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