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Thierry Navarre Vin d'Oeillade

Thierry Navarre Vin d'Oeillade

Thierry is the third generation of his family to work their vineyards, his passions are for the vineyard, for nature, for cultivating plants, especially the vines, for making wine and sharing it with friends around good tables and conviviality.

This is a small organic estate of a dozen hectares in the beautiful countryside of the high Languedoc to the north of Beziers growing grape varieties typical of the Saint-Chinian area.

Thierry also looks after a few hectares of ancient and unusual (Thierry calls them 'forgotten') grape varieties including Terret, Grenache Gris and Oeillades, from which this light and refreshing red wine is made. Oeillades is thought to be related to the Cinsault grape.

Vineyards

Twelve hectares of vines planted on large terraces of brown schist. The environment is a circus of small mountains covered with holm oaks, arbutus, heather, cistus and rosemary, thyme"¦ The landscape is a jewel of upper Languedoc.

The culture of the vineyard is to care for and respect the ground ground, the natural cycles and the seasons. No chemicals are used on the vines; they rely on simply composted, natural prepartions and plant infusions. Harvesting is carried out manually by just 7 people. Thierry Navarre is a man with a passion for producing wines with minimal intervention.

Vinification

Once destemmed, the grapes are fermented and rested in cement.

Tasting Notes

A pale cherry-red in colour. On the nose, scents of strawberries and pomegranate. Light and refreshing on the palate with further summer fruit berry flavours. The finish is short and crisp with lip-smacking acidity. Serve chilled with carpaccio of beef. Otherwise try with bouillabaisse or grilled artichokes with balsamic vinegar and fresh ginger.

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