Timeless, classic design – Heraldique’s coat of arms symbolises a marriage of traditional southern grape varieties and modern winemaking skills. These are stunning blends, terroir-driven, showing vibrant and full flavours and demonstrating the potential of the Languedoc, one of the most exciting wine regions in the world, with a renewed sense of commitment from young winemakers.
2019 marks a return to a more Mediterranean profile than the previous year. There was less rain than in 2018; the rain fell mainly in autumn and winter, with a marked absence during the summer which experienced a series of heatwaves. Managing the water levels was a key issue in the vineyards. The vines were in excellent health at harvest and the grapes reached good levels of maturity.
The fruit is sourced from carefully selected vineyards in the Pays d’Oc. The Pays d’Oc area has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters, with the majority of rainfall occurring during the spring and autumn. Dry, continental winds from the north west bring cooling influences to the vineyards, which help to reduce disease pressure. This wind is interspersed with warm winds from the south, which bring moisture to the vines. Each vineyard site has its own terroir characteristics which add subtle complexity to the resulting wine.
The complex blend for this wine was put together at a winery source in the Languedoc, following a rigorous selection of tastings. Each grape variety was fermented separately with selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, then blended together at the winery in Pizay.
A selection of typical southern French grapes combine in a rich, full-bodied and characterful blend full of ripe berried fruit and heady with the scent of garrigue.
Grenache 70%, Syrah 30%.