This gorgeous, warm fruited, herbal spiced Corbières is a worthy Gold medal winner. From an amazing 12th century estate, where the vineyards are perfectly sited on steep, stony slopes so yields are tiny. Intensely flavoured and remarkably luscious.
"Corbières produces some of the finest wines of southern France – just taste this luscious beauty!"
Beth Willard Buyer for Southern France
There are documents showing that wine was made at this beautiful property as early as 1172, when it belonged to Ermengarde, Countess of Narbonne. We don’t know the exact style and quality then, but today it is exemplary – Corbières at its sensuous best! The estate has been in the same family now since 1803 – seven generations of women and now Guillaume Allien, the eighth generation. Despite being in his final year as a medical student, Guillaume gave it all up to restore the family estate and learn winemaking. He works with consultant Gilles Dejean to make this luscious, dark fruited red, which speaks clearly of its stony soils, the herbal scented garrigue and its Corbières provenance. A warming red that’s perfect for a rich casserole.
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Welcome to Tasteography
All those flavours that might be mingling in your favourite wine - fruit types, oak (or not),
spice, dryness, body, depth of colour - were scored, rated and ranked by professional tasters.
Next came the boffins, making all those numbers talk to each other. And then out pops the recommendation.
A wine that's one degree of separation away from what you know you like - and so is the next great bottle
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Awards and Accolades
Gold, Guide des Vins Gilbert et Gaillard, 2017
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Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from
including red, white, rosé, Champagne, Prosecco, spirits ... you name it. Tony's still at it - and now really good
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