Domaine de L'Olibet 'Saint Martin' Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d'Oc - Boutinot International
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Domaine de L’Olibet ‘Saint Martin’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc 2020

FPB9325

Boutinot France

A stylish Cabernet Sauvignon with generous, juicy fruit and puissance.

Meet the producer

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Production

Situated near the Languedoc village of Saint Georges d’Orques on the western gates of Montpellier (10km away). The village has existed since ancient times but its name first appeared in the eleventh century referring to St. George’s exploits (depcited as the mounted knight on the label!). Legend has it that a young Christian officer in the Roman army stopped off in the area, which was being terrorised by a dragon. Domaine de L'Olibet's vineyards are low-lying, at no more than 50m above sea level, with vines ranging from 10 to 70 years of age. Two types of terroir are behind the high reputation of the wines of Saint Georges d’Orques: the first being ancient Villafranchian soil, a red-ochre stony terroir of galets roulés (smooth rounded stones); the second a richer, deep silty soil. Across this terroir Domaine de L'Olibet have 22 parcels. Cabernet Sauvignon predominantly from Saint Martin undergoes traditional vinification; bunches are destemmed, fermentation with regular maceration lasts fifteen days and the wine is vinified without oak.

Tasting notes

Perfumed, sweetly ripe fruit on the palate which melds into a savoury core of classic Cabernet Sauvignon blackcurranty fruit with a hint of capsicum. Shows ripe integrated tannins and good length.

Food match

A full bodied wine which will match roasted or grilled red meat, a rich ragu enriched with chicken liver, or hard cheeses.

Awards

2015 Vintage

Catavinum 2017

Silver

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