Description/ Tasting NotesIntense ruby red color. The nose combines aromas of black raspberry, blackberry liqueur, minerals, violet and espresso coffee with bewitching woody notes. This velvety, enveloping and voluptuous wine spreads in the mouth and coats the hardest-to-reach corners of the palate. The ideal companion for a woodcock and its toast. It is recommended to decant it before serving. Drink within 15 years.
Winery Info/ Brand
Château de la Négly is located in the Occitanie region in France, in the La Clape massif overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Its exceptional geographical location creates a unique alchemy of elements: caressed by the sea spray and buffeted by the Tramontane and sea winds, this sun-drenched land absorbs heat to warm the grapes that soak up the sun's golden rays. The grapes greedily accept the treasures that Nature offers them. They can then begin their slow maturation, generously returning the bounty they have received. It is here, in this rich alluvial land, that Château La Négly patiently and skilfully develops its treasures in pure respect of an authentic ancestral tradition. Tradition is applied in this winery that has been distinguished by the name of Château since the very beginning of its history. In the 18th century, the Château bore the name Ancely. Then, in 1781, the property took the name Nerly before being called La Négly in 1807.
Region Info/ Origin
The wine produced in the Languedoc-Roussillon region ranges from crisp white wines to juicy red wines. One of the focal points of the area is Carignan – which is rarely a priority in other regions. Despite this grape variety’s rocky reputation, it has proven to do exceedingly well in Languedoc-Roussillon. Additionally, the infamous Grenache has come forward; adapting well to the area’s climate. Along with the Grenache, other Rhone varieties have settled in the area, including Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. As for the whites, significant amounts of Marsanne, Roussanne, Piquepoul Blanc,Clairette and Rolle is seen in different areas. Stylistically, the red blends of the Languedoc-Roussillon are generally more fruit-driven and are known to be drinkable within the first few years, unlike other red blends from the Bordeaux region, for instance. Along with the white and red wines, these varieties are also used to make rosé wines, sparkling wines and even fortified wines.