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Vallée des Aigles 2018

Côtes Catalanes IGP

There's high praise from Wine Advocate for this handcrafted, old vine Carignan from Boris Kovac in the wilds of the Roussillon. "Not a huge Carignan fan, this wine is almost guaranteed to convert you". Intense, fresh, fragrant and booming with fruit.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Silky, ripe blackberry and damson, violets, cracked pepper and herbs

Aroma

Very herbal, black pepper, blackberry, floral

Vallée des Aigles 2018

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  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2023

Boris Kovac is something of a purist at his cellar in deepest Roussillon. His property is completely off the grid, with electricity from a generator, water from a well. In 2013 he completed a tiny cellar - a simple room, with all the necessary kit - dug into the hillside, so even in summer it's cool. His pride and joy, however, are his 11 hectares of vineyards - 48 year old Syrah and Carignan planted 60-100 years back. Picked bunch by bunch and fermented in the tiny cellar, the wine is quite a treasure, aged in vat and barrel (a tiny portion new) for a year. Vibrant, fresh and bold, this is full of the ripe herbal and peppery flavours of the warm south. A rewarding glass with richly sauced beef, cassoulet or a hearty vegetarian lasagne.

"Raspberry fruit, hints of garrigue, green peppercorns and even floral notes, silky and smooth" Joe Czerwinski
Wine Advocate, 92 Points
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