Domaine de L’Ostal
AOC Minervois La Livinière
Traditional grape varieties for a demanding appellation
The Domaine de L’Ostal Grand Vin is the essence of the domaine. Its appellation Minervois La Livinière is one of the most demanding in the Languedoc region as this AOC is produced by as little as 30 winemakers who adhere to a rather Draconian set of regulations.
The grapes are carefully selected according to strict criteria which retains less than a third of the terroir’s total production. This Grand Vin is then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Syrah brings depth
The Grand Vin has an intense dark color and reveals a bouquet of candied black fruits enhanced with a touch of black pepper and roasted notes (coffee, caramel, dark chocolate). On the palate, the wine is silky, full-bodied and combines seductive notes of ripe red fruits with the characteristic essences of the terroir (garrigue, lavender, thyme, sandalwood). Velvety tannins which are backed up by a pleasant freshness gives to the wine a good potential for bottle age.
The label depicts an iridescent black solar disc which represents the extraordinary phenomenon of a total eclipse.