IGP d`Oc Shiraz/Cabernet Terre d`Or 2021

Country
France
Region
Languedoc
Producer
Les Vignobles Foncalieu
Grape(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)
Shiraz (50%)
Type
Red
Style
Fruity
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Screw cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The Languedoc is a vast region stretching across much of the south and Mediterranean with large volume of IGP wine within the distinct areas of l`Aude, Gard and Hérault and also well known appellations such as Minervois, Corbières, Pic Saint Loup and Fitou. It’s history dates back to the Greeks and Romans as well as monastaries in the Middle Ages. The Languedoc experiences Mediterranean climate with high levels of sunshine and warmth with low rainfall which are all favourable for grape growing. A wide range of grape varieties are grown including Syrah, Grenache and Carignan and the local variety piquepoul making a range of styles of red, white and rosé wines.

Producer

Established in 1967 in Arzens in the Aude, Les Vignobles Foncalieu is a union of cooperative wineries rooted in the heart of the Languedoc. Over 800 growers work everyday to bring the best from the terroirs from Languedoc- Roussillon, to produce exceptional wines. The name Foncalieu is made up of letters of villages in the region of l`Aude - Fonties de Aude, Capendu - Alzonne - Montolieu. Foncalieu are HVE certified, they advocate strongly for biodiversity. The trees and hedges around some of their vineyards provide shelter for bats, which feed on the insects that are harmful to the vines. A virtuous circle.
Tasting Notes
The Languedoc is a perfect environment for producing spicy ripe Shiraz with mellow ripe tannins that combines perfectly with the dark fruit and classic structured Cabernet. This well married blend offers up front juicy berry fruits and a soft and supple palate that provides instant and lasting satisfaction.
Food
Easy to drink as an aperitif and can be matched with cold or roasted meats, pasta with tomato based sauces, sausages and most cheeses.