Bruno Andreu Tautavel 2019

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Producer: Bruno Andreu
Country: France
Region: Languedoc - Roussillon
Sub Region: Cotes du Roussillon Village
Grape Variety: Mourvedre
ABV: 14.5%
Style: Red Wine
Classification: Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel AOP

Bruno Andreu Tautavel is a magnificent blend of 50% Mourvedre, 40% Syrah & 10% Carignan. The wine has a lovely combination of dark black fruit and lovely brighter red fruit flavours of cherry and raspberry. There are beautiful herb notes, bay leaf, exotic spice, pepper and sweet liquorice. The Carignan goes through carbonic maceration for 15 days and each of the three varieties are aged separately in French oak before the final blend is assembled.

The Languedoc region in the south of France has had to work hard to rebrand itself over the past twenty years. The speed at which New World countries have created brands out of grape varieties and bigger companies have dominated shelf space caught European winemakers out. Languedoc wine looked very old fashioned, very quickly. Luckily, we know Bruno Andreu, and Bruno understands how to make delicious wines that blend tradition with modernity. Bruno comes from a family of wine makers and knows how things were but rather than stick to what doesn’t work anymore, Bruno set about creating clean, modern, forward-thinking wines that still retain a little French, rustic charm. They are a great advert for modern Languedoc wines with a sense of artisan production, care and terroir that is refreshing for such humble wines. It is always fun to taste the new vintages with Bruno who constantly amazes us with the quality of the Tendem and Elixir wines but also surprises us each year with beautiful one-offs from grape varieties like Petit Verdot and Petite Syrah.

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