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2018 La Maitresse
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
60% Merlot, 20% Cab Franc, 20% Malbec
Appellation
AOP Malpere
Alcohol %
14.5

Domaine La Louviére
2018 La Maitresse

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La Maitresse won silver three times—Challenge Millésime BIO, Concours Agricole de Paris, and Concours des Grands Vins de France. Strong and well-elaborated, this organic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec beautifully expresses the spicy character and smooth tannins typical of the Malepère region. Aromas of strawberries, wild berries and a hint of pepper entice in this Bordeaux-style blend. The dark red fruit and tannins ease into a silky finish, befitting ‘the Mistress’.

An excellent choice for hearty meat dishes, sausage and bean dishes, and any recipe with robust flavors. 

Domaine: Domaine La Louviére    
Appellation: AOP Malpere
Cuvée: 2018 La Maitresse
Blend: 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Malbec

Awards:
Silver medal: Challenge Millésime BIO, Montpellier 2018
Silver medal: Concours Agricole de Paris 2016
Silver medal: Concours des Grands Vins de France, Macon 2015

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
60% Merlot, 20% Cab Franc, 20% Malbec
Appellation
AOP Malpere
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The hideout of the wolves! The unique Malepère appellation sits in the foothills of the Pyrenees, one of the most interesting and unique winegrowing areas of the Languedoc-Roussillon. Grapes conditioned for cool weather thrive here. Yet, there is sufficient sun for the grapes to fully ripen and develop their best qualities. The soil composition is a special feature of this terroir. The mixture of clay, sandstone, and limestone, as well as large boulders, gave rise to the less-than-flattering name “Malepère,” literally translated as “bad stone.” This “bad stone” soil, however, contributes to the mineralization of the vines. Additionally, the stones absorb heat from the searing Languedoc sunshine, storing the warmth and protecting the vines on cool nights.
Production Notes
The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented at cool temperatures, preserving the fruit aromas. Matured in stainless steel tanks to bring out the flavours of the varieties.
Winemaker Notes
Winemaker Jem Harris moved to the Languedoc-Roussillon from Australia. He exemplifies the best of Old World terroir in the hands of a New World winemaker. Domaine La Louviére is owned by the famous Grohe family of designer bathroom hardware. Connoisseurs of quality, the family recognized the value of the terroir and acquired the domaine.
Food Pairing Notes
An excellent choice for hearty meat dishes, sausage and bean dishes, and any recipe with robust flavors.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or keep until 2026. Serve at 64-68°F.

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