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Wine Importers Should Consider Wines from Domaine Ricardelle de Lautrec

Domaine Ricardelle de Lautrec Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Domaine Ricardelle de Lautrec is a wine producer in France’s Languedoc Roussillon region. The winery is known for producing natural wines.

The winery has 50 hectares (123 acres)of vineyards. According to the winery website, the old Roman road (Via Domitia) crosses the vineyards. The Mediterranean influences the vineyards. The soils in the vineyards consist of gravel and clay-limestone. The summers are hot and the winters are cold. The red grape varieties growing in the Domaine Ricardelle de Lautrec vineyards include: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Caladoc. Caladoc is a cross between Malbec and Grenache. White grapes are Chardonnay, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.

Lionel Boutié, a member of a fourth generation wine family, decided to farm the vineyards organically. The vineyards are labeled with AB certified by ECOCERT as well as the European Bio logo. The Domaine’s website notes: “Working in organic farming is above all a way of life. It is respect for the land, the product, the winemaker and the consumer.”

Wines produced by Domaine Ricardelle de Lautrec include: Muscat Sec, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah, Pinot Noir and  Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery also produces several blends.

At the APVSA, Association for the Promotion of Wines and Spirits in North America, wine event earlier this year, I tasted two of the Domaine Ricardelle de Lautrec organic red wines.

The Ricardelle de Lautrec IGP OC Pinot Noir Red 2015 was a translucent red purple color. The wine offered red fruit notes and lots of tannins. The finish had tannins and wine had a long aftertaste.

Cabernet Sauvignon Organic Red 2015, with 13.5% alcohol, was a translucent dark red color. This dry wine offered notes of fruit particularly black fruit. There were notes of tannins. The wine had a long aftertaste. Domaine Ricardelle de Lautrec recommends matching this wine with roast beef, lamb or a plate of charcuterie.

Wine importers will want to consider wines from Domaine Ricardelle de Lautrec.


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