Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier is a collaboration between legendary French wine grower, Michel Chapoutier and wine industry icon, Anthony Terlato. The single vineyard L-Block is from a tiny‘L’ shaped plot that survived the 13 year drought without irrigation. South facing and at an altitude of 400m, this is a low yielding and cool block. The wine is powerful and intense but with delicate, fine tannins.
The soil is composed of schists, lauze rocks made of limestone and quartz.
Harvest is performed at maturity, usually 2 weeks later than neighbouring plots, avoiding over-maturation.
100% destemmed grapes are fermented in concrete tanks. Maceration lasts from 4 to 6 weeks. A gentle extraction by pumping-over and a long maceration on skins ensure elegant and fine tannins.
100% of the wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
Colour: intense and deep ruby colour with hints of violet.
Nose: black fruits, violet and liquorice.
Palate: fresh with a velvety middle palate. Spices, slightly acid wild strawberries.