La Lauzeta 2015

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La Lauzeta

The estate’s grand vin, a blend of Grenache and Syrah aged in large, new, Austrian oak casks over 16 months and then in bottle for a further 6 months prior to release.

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Jeb Dunnuck on La Lauzeta 2015

February 2018 – 94
The top wine of the estate, from ridiculously low yields. Bottled with no fining or filtration, it sports a saturated purple color to go with awesome notes of black raspberries, scorched earth, vanilla bean, iris flower, and crushed violets. With medium
 to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit, fine tannin, and a building minerality that shows more on the finish, this is one seriously good Saint Chinian that’s going to keep for 8-10 years. I’d love to pour a glass of this to anyone who doubts the quality coming from the top vignerons in the Languedoc!

Jeb Dunnuck on La Lauzeta 2015


The Wine Advocate on La Lauzeta 2015

March 2017 (92-94+)

“The top wine of the estate, and the maybe the greatest St Chinian I’ve tasted (albeit from barrel), the 2015 St Chinian 1er Vin is a blend of Syrah and Grenache, from schist soils, that was completely destemmed, and aged in a mix of demi-muids and barrels. Its inky purple color is followed by a deep, layered red that offers sensational notes of black raspberries, black cherries, classy oak and spice. Possessing terrific purity, good acidity and high quality tannin, it’s still incredibly young, and therefore riskier to gauge, yet it’s no doubt an outstanding wine and bodes well for the 2015 vintage! The raw material here is stunning.”


Jancis Robinson, August 2017, on La Lauzeta 2015
“Massive purity on the nose. Massive intensity of fruit and slightly dry tannins at this stage suggest massive ambition. Great precision. Tom Hills is clearly a name to watch. 17”


The name La Lauzeta comes from the Occitan word for skylark, a petite bird with a proud crest and a beautiful song. The skylark also featured in the poems of Bernart de Ventadorn. Bernart was a medieval troubadour who once roamed the region performing epic cansos – songs of noble and chivalrous love. His best known work is “Can vei la lauzeta mover” which speaks of a lark (the “lauzeta” of the title) flying with joy into the sun, forgetting itself, and falling, with the speaker wishing he could be so joyful, but unable because of his unrequited love for a woman.

Vintage : 2015
Appellation : Saint Chinian Roquebrun
Colour : Red
Blend :  60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
Maturation : 70% aged for 18-24 months in new Austrian / Hungarian oak casks of 600l / 500l
Soil : Schist
Agriculture :  In organic conversion under supervision of Ecocert since April 2015
Blocks :  20 L’Amandier; 10/37 Puech Redon
Age of vines : 25 – 30 years
Yield : 14 hl/ha
Alcohol : 14.5%
Bottling : Without fining or filtration

Production : 1,800 bottles


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