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Château Camplazens – Languedoc je t’aime Episode 27

Une jolie petite dégustation au Château Camplazens, nous commençons avec les vins de pays qui sont tous en monocépage. Et ce sont des vins faciles à boire qui démontrent bien la typicité des cépages.

Nous parlons un peu des caractéristiques de chaque cépage dégusté. Et surtout le marselan, un cépage assez particulier, produit d’un croisement du Cabernet Sauvignon et du Grenache.

On comprend pourquoi j’ai un cameraman. J’étais tout seul ce jour là et je suis hors du champ de vision de la caméra la moitié du temps. Mais tant pis! L’important ce sont les vins dégustés.

Je corrige cela sur la deuxième partie de la dégustation qui sera téléchargée très bientôt.

Les vins:
Viognier 2007, Château Camplazens, Vin de Pays d’Oc
Grenache 2007, Château Camplazens, Vin de Pays d’Oc
Syrah 2007, Château Camplazens, Vin de Pays d’Oc
Marselan 2007, Château Camplazens, Vin de Pays d’Oc

Cépages mentionées:
Marselan – Voire un autre épisode ou on déguste le Marselan de Domaine St Martin.

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Love La Pèira – Love that Languedoc Episode 8

I got to visit the cult hit La Pèira in the Terrasses du Larzac and taste a lot of delicious wines. Unfortunately for you anglophones, the reds were tasted in La Pèira’s French tasting. Luckily though, I’m not the only one who talks about them. You can check out Gary Vaynerchuk’s take on these delicious red wines or read what the Wine Advocate says.

In the meantime, this English language episode is packed full of goodies including a blow-your-mind white wine (viognier roussane blend) and a tasting of the 2009 Syrah from La Pèira pure in the holding tank. NICE. This gives you a sneak peak of the Syrah that will make its way into their extremely limited run wines.

In retrospect, I really didn’t freak out enough about this white wine which we finished off at lunch. If you like big reds but never really got passionate about white wine (or you know somebody like that), Deuslys is a hardcore white that is explosive. We tasted it AFTER tasting three HUGE red wines and it still felt fresh, big and delicious. The only problem is that they make sooo little of it for now. It’s super rare…for now.

Terroir des Terrasses du Larzac

Terroir des Terrasses du Larzac

Lastly, one of the great things about this vineyard is that you can follow them online. It seems like Rob Dougan has signed up for every social media site I’ve ever heard of.
La Peira on Twitter
on Facebook
on Flickr

The wines:
La Pèira 2007, La Pèira, AOC Terrasses du Larzac
Las Flors 2007, La Pèira, AOC Terrasses du Larzac
Les Obriers, La Pèira, AOC Terrasses du Larzac

See also:
Malolactic Fermentation – A second fermentation (completely separate from alcoholic fermentation) in which malic acids are converted to lactic acids. Softens the tannins and decreases certain types of spoilage. The wine we taste in the tank is probably going through it’s malo as we are tasting it. It’s hard/impossible to tell by taste, but I suspect (and hope) that the malo is underway.

The varietals we mentioned


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