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Domaine Lauriga La Cadet De Lauriga 2014 £12.95
DOMAINE LAURIGA LA CADET DE LAURIGA
Originally set up by the Clar family, this ancient Catalan ‘mas’ has an old cellar, now equipped with modern vinification and aging apparatus. The vineyard covers 60 hectares across 3 of the key Roussillon terroirs and is planted with traditional grape varieties (Carignan, Grenache blanc and noir, Muscat of Alexandria and Petit Grain) as well as other more international varieties (Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvédre, Merlot) producing aromatic wines of great regional typicity.
A portion of this land used to be a part of the old Laurinya, that was given to the Cuixà Abbey by the King of France in 1068; land which later became the King’s vineyards and which produced some of the wines served at the court of the King of Aragon.
Situated in between Perpignan la Catalane and Thuir (where Byrrh is made) on the D37 road, Lauriga produces AOP Côtes du Roussillon red and white wines and also IGP Côtes Catalanes and IGP Pays d’Oc rosé that are all available to taste at the cellar, every day.
In the glass this wine has a deep red colour with fresh red fruits notes, liquorice, and violet aromas. This transfers onto the palate as a sweetness, roundness, volume, with smooth tannins to create a perfect balance. Best served at 14°C, with delicatessen or red meat.
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