Le Cadet de Lauriga, Côtes du Roussillon 2015

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Le Cadet de Lauriga, Côtes du Roussillon 2015
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Lauriga's 'Cadet' is surely due for promotion based on this evidence.

Taking Syrah, Carignan, and Grenache, it works some clever winemaking magic on them to end up with this beauty. The key is something called carbonic maceration, which is a smart way to get juice without roughly crushing the grapes.

Whatever the ins-and-outs of winemaking science, you can't help but agree that they're onto something there when the wine tastes so vibrant and fresh.

Think Roussillon, think terrific red wine blends, like this mix of 3 varieties. Classic Sunday roast wine...
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Percentage Alcohol

14.5

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Variety

ArrayCarignan, Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Unoaked Red

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Game Meats, Mediterranean

Vegan

Vegan

£11.99
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The Producer

An estate with 60ha covering three of the Roussillon’s key terroirs, Lauriga is known for producing red wines of classic character.

Whilst white and rosé wines are also made, it’s the Carignan and Grenache Noir that are stars here (with the help of some newcomers too, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvédre and Merlot.

Now part of Domaines Paul Mas, this has led to massive improvement in the wines, thanks to investment in both vineyards and winery facilities.

We import two red wines from Lauriga which we’ve chosen for their Roussillon character and terrific value for money.
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Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"Second time I’ve tasted this blend of Syrah, Carignan, and Grenache from the Roussillon in the South of France, a selection of the best plots of Domaine Lauriga’s vineyards. It still has that opulent depth on the nose: “a shimmering pool of red and black fruit, slicked with a little smoke and vanilla,” and yet there’s an earthy, meaty bit of grip and character too. It is drinking beautifully, and blending the multi-layered complexity that I loved first time round with that plush, hedonistic richness"

The Region

A mountainous, rugged region which makes up the southernmost piece of the larger Languedoc. Over 80% of France’s sweet vin doux naturel wines come from here, with still wines becoming more exciting with each passing vintage.

Looking for sun? Well Roussillon gets an average 325 days a year, so ripening grapes isn’t an issue. Soils vary tremendously, but are always ancient, and frequently very poor. This forces vines to struggle to survive, with the benefit they tend to produce top-quality grapes.

It’s red wine territory, making up 80% of production for Côtes du Roussillon wines. And they’re often superb, with superstar winemakers like Pithon and Gauby creating wines of mesmerising beauty.

If you like gutsy, savoury reds, then Roussillon is very happy hunting ground.
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BBQ Lamb Kebabs

Pair grilled or barbecued lamb with lightly oaked reds - blends including Syrah or Grenache from southern France. Try the Le Cadet de Lauriga from Côtes du Roussillon for size.
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Lamb Shanks

A hearty, rustic lamb casserole needs a rich, gutsy red with good acidity. Tuscan reds from the Sangiovese grape pair well with rich stews and tomato-based dishes, as do Côtes du Roussillon reds from Merlot and Grenache.
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Game Meat Sausage Rolls

Who needs a plain old sausage roll when you can have a game sausage roll? The ultimate buffet nibble, these will go nicely with a medium-bodied like the Le Cadet de Lauriga with its rich, dark fruit flavours to pair with the gamey notes.
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