Lascaux Loup Rouge
Lascaux Loup Rouge is a blend of Shiraz/Syrah and Grenache grapes that have been grown organically. The wine is lovely and dark, almost impenetrable, crimson in colour. It is beautifully silky, has powerful tannins: it really is an elegant wine tasting full of summer fruits.
The vineyard of Château de Lascaux is family ran. With 20 hectares in 1984, it now covers almost 85 hectares of vines surrounded by 300 hectares of scrubland. The vineyard is fully integrated with the rich natural environment of incredible biodiversity protection and giving it diversity of expression. All this gives the quality and originality that make the reputation of Château de Lascaux.
The vines have been harvested around the Pic Saint Loup since Roman times, as in most of the Languedoc region. The fall of the Roman Empire led to the decline of the Languedoc vineyards, until the Middle Ages. The Languedoc enjoys a cool Mediterranean climate, with significant rainfall (900mm / year) and distinct seasons. The temperature ranges between day and night is important. The reliefs in the scrubland mitigate the effects of the Mistral and winds from the south. Because of climatic conditions marked by very hot summers, the grapes ripen quickly. Traditional vinification lasts for approximately 30 days. Gentle, regular punch-downs during maceration. Ages in cuve for 14 months before bottling. Wine bottled unfiltered.
Grower: Château de Lascaux