Domaine Cavalier Cabernet - Syrah, 2018
Château de Lascaux
Taste Profile Where it's from
Located in the premium Pic Saint Loup AOC, Chateau de Lascaux has been in one family for 13 generations. Recent expansion and investment have pushed quality to new levels. This is a powerful, full-bodied, fleshy, dark-fruit dominated blend which balances power with complexity, some lifted floral notes and understated oak. The dense forests and garrigue (local flora) add subtle, herbal characters. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
The Château de Lascaux vineyard extends over an immense garrigue forest populated with oak, Aleppo pine, laurel, thyme and rosemary, in Languedoc between Montpellier and Nîmes, under the first foothills of the Cévennes.
Sheltered from cold winds, mistral and tramontana, and already at an altitude of 150 metres, the vineyard has the advantage of a Mediterranean climate with a continental influence. This cool Mediterranean micro-climate explains the finesse and diversity of the tastes in our wines.
Situated between Mediterranean and Cévennes, the name PIC SAINT LOUP "Coteaux du Languedoc" is the most northerly of the Controlled Appellations in Languedoc.
It is subject to both Mediterranean and continental influences. At the end of the summer, when the grapes are ripening, the difference between diurnal and nocturnal temperatures is very significant and contributes to the creation of very fine wines.
Works well with
A full-bodied, fleshy and dark-fruit dominated red wine, this will be a great match with all types of meat, particularly roasted beef, slow-cooked leg of lamb with garlic, and barbecued dishes.
Can also be enjoyed with a range of deli-style antipasti – try it with salami, cured ham and sausages.
|Name||Domaine Cavalier Cabernet Syrah|
|Producer||Château de Lascuax|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot|
|Region||Val de Montferrand, Languedoc|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|