AOP Terrasses du Larzac
Natural wine. Vegan friendly
Area: AOP Terrasses du Larzac – Languedoc-Roussillon
Grapes: 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah & 10% Cinsault (harvested manually)
This wine is rich and intense! The vines are between 80-145 years old. The wine has good punch with notes of blackcurrant, plum (dark fruit), herbs and coffee notes with a pleasant spicy finish. Very well balanced tannins. Aged 18 months in 60% steel tanks and 40% oak barrels.
The wine goes well with various meat dishes (lamb, beef, duck) and grill food in general.
DECANTER has given the wine a platinum medal.
Mas Lasta is run by Anne-Laure Sicard, who harvested her first harvest in 2016. She is far from a novice, as after obtaining her diploma in oenology in Montpellier, she worked at Château Latour, after which she went around the world as a winemaker ( Spain, Australia, Canada, Uruguay, Argentina).
Back in 2015, she took over 9 hectares of vines located at 450m altitude on the northern border of the Terrasses du Larzac. Hence the name of the domain, Mas Lasta (the last vines).
Anne-Laure Sicard says:
“Being a fighter by nature (I'm a fan of France's women's rugby team known as “les affamées”, meaning “hungry women”), I started natural viticulture by converting the vineyard to organic farming. The terroir is tough, but I'm even tougher, and I'm always busy doing something! After planting another 4 hectares, I plan to diversify the vineyard by adding fruit trees and starting a partnership with a sheep farmer.”