LE GRAND NOIR GSM - IGP Pays d'Oc, Languedoc - France

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RH70
Vintage: 2019

Le Grand Noir - GSM - IGP Pays D'Oc - France

This GSM (Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre) blend offers intense aromas of spicy blackberry, dark plum, licorice, cocoa, and spice. On the palate, it is rich and complex with soft tannins.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

$32.00
Country FRANCE Region Languedoc, Pays d'Oc Grape Varietal Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah

Product Description

Description

Why do we call our wines “Le Grand Noir”? Our black sheep logo gives one clue - we are rather unconventional wine makers. The original Grand Noir - “Big Black” was a priest of the Cathar religion, in the region of Carcassonne. The Cathars were heretics - a breakaway group from the Catholic Church of the day, who has some very unconventional views. This GSM (Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre) blend offers intense aromas of spicy blackberry, dark plum, licorice, cocoa, and spice. On the palate, it is rich and complex with soft tannins.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Perfect with all full-flavoured meat dishes and as ideal with traditional French cuisine as well as more international dishes whose flavours include a note of spice.

Accolades

Awards

Mundus Vini Silver

A younger wine competition founded in Germany, Mundus Vini has quickly grown to be an internationally recognized wine event, with over 11,000 wine entries every year.

Berliner Wein Trophy Gold

As one of the most famous wine competitions in Europe, Berliner Wein Trophy is a OIV (International Organisation of Vine & Wine) patron wine competition where a jury of experts in wine and consumers judge and award medals to more than 13,000 wines!

Wine Facts

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Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Vintage 2019
Region Languedoc, Pays d'Oc
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Hugh Ryman
Producer Celliers Jean D'Alibert
Average age of vines 25 years
Harvest method Mechanical
Fermentation & maceration The 3 varieties were vinified separately. All went through a period of cold soak. Fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing.
Mouth Attribute Complex, Jamy, Medium-bodied, Rich, Soft Tannin
Nose Attribute Dark Fruit, Mineral, Spices, Liquorice
SKU RH70

Vineyard Info

All of le Grand Noir wines come from vineyards in the Minervois region, in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. The Romans made wine here – there’s a 2,000 year-old burial site close to one of our vineyards – and grapes love the warm sunny climate and the cool breezes from the nearby Mediterranean and the ‘Black’ mountains. The wonderfully perfumed Viognier which thrives in a warm climate, for example, all comes from the vines growing close to the medieval walled village of Azille. The soil here is marked by grés – clay-limestone which seems to have a particular affinity with this grape variety.

Le Grand Noir, Languedoc

Le Grand Noir, Languedoc

Description

Why do we call our wines “Le Grand Noir”? Our black sheep logo gives one clue - we are rather unconventional wine makers. The original Grand Noir - “Big Black” was a priest of the Cathar religion, in the region of Carcassonne. The Cathars were heretics - a breakaway group from the Catholic Church of the day, who has some very unconventional views. This GSM (Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre) blend offers intense aromas of spicy blackberry, dark plum, licorice, cocoa, and spice. On the palate, it is rich and complex with soft tannins.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Perfect with all full-flavoured meat dishes and as ideal with traditional French cuisine as well as more international dishes whose flavours include a note of spice.

Awards

Mundus Vini Silver

A younger wine competition founded in Germany, Mundus Vini has quickly grown to be an internationally recognized wine event, with over 11,000 wine entries every year.

Berliner Wein Trophy Gold

As one of the most famous wine competitions in Europe, Berliner Wein Trophy is a OIV (International Organisation of Vine & Wine) patron wine competition where a jury of experts in wine and consumers judge and award medals to more than 13,000 wines!

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Vintage 2019
Region Languedoc, Pays d'Oc
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Hugh Ryman
Producer Celliers Jean D'Alibert
Average age of vines 25 years
Harvest method Mechanical
Fermentation & maceration The 3 varieties were vinified separately. All went through a period of cold soak. Fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing.
Mouth Attribute Complex, Jamy, Medium-bodied, Rich, Soft Tannin
Nose Attribute Dark Fruit, Mineral, Spices, Liquorice
SKU RH70
All of le Grand Noir wines come from vineyards in the Minervois region, in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. The Romans made wine here – there’s a 2,000 year-old burial site close to one of our vineyards – and grapes love the warm sunny climate and the cool breezes from the nearby Mediterranean and the ‘Black’ mountains. The wonderfully perfumed Viognier which thrives in a warm climate, for example, all comes from the vines growing close to the medieval walled village of Azille. The soil here is marked by grés – clay-limestone which seems to have a particular affinity with this grape variety.

Le Grand Noir, Languedoc

Le Grand Noir, Languedoc