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Château de l’Engarran – Top wine from the Languedoc

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Château de l’Engarran rouge – Grès de Montpellier – Languedoc

Excellent wine from one of the best wine makers in France (*)

Vivino: 3,9 (****) – Best 6% of all wines worldwide.

Description

The Château de l’Engarran, built in 1632, has been making wine for more than 300 years. The daily business is managed by Diane Losfelt, third generation female winemaker! She first worked together with her sister Constance, who unfortunately had to leave the company for health reasons. But how nice to report: with the arrival of her niece Emilie Grille at the beginning of 2020, another generation is getting ready!

It is a beautiful château and an official historical monument on the outskirts of Montpellier. Les Dames de l’Engarran’ have an eye for detail and this is reflected in the presentation of the wines: the labels always include images and details of the Château. They make wines under two appellations: Vin de Pays d’Oc and A.C. Coteaux du Languedoc. As of 2009, the new A.C. ‘Grés de Montpellier’ is used, a ‘Cru’ from the Languedoc. Sauvignon and Merlot are planted on the Domaine. These grape varieties are not yet permitted for the A.C. Coteaux du Languedoc. They are therefore produced under the name of Domaine de l’Engarran, Vin de Pays d’Oc.

Of the great diversity of wines produced at the Château, this splendid wine is the flagship. The wine is made from four traditional southern French grape varieties: Syrah, Carignan, Grenache and Mourvèdre. The grapes are harvested at optimal ripeness. After vinification, the wine matures for 60% in large oak barrels and for 40% in smaller barriques. It is a beautiful glass of wine: ripe fruit (cherries, blueberries) and spices (bay leaf, cinnamon) in the aroma. Full of flavour, juicy, soft tannins and a lovely long aftertaste that invites you to take another sip. Combines well with grilled meat, poultry and a piece of Dutch cheese. The wine is already drinking well but can be kept for at least 5 years.

The wines of Château de l’Engarran are of excellent quality: practically every year, they appear in the authoritative guides Guide Hachette, Guide Hubert and the Guide des Vins Bettane & Desseauve. And the ladies win (gold) medals every year at the Concours Général Agricole in Paris.

(*) Breaking: Diane Losfelt was nominated best winemaker of the year by Guide Hachette in October 2020!

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