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.
Firstly, the grapes are carefully selected according to strict criteria which retains less than a third of the terroir's total production, giving priority to two Mediterranean varieties: Syrah (90 %) and Grenache (10 %). This Grand Vin is then aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.
Syrah brings depth
The traditional planting ratio gives the wine its intense ruby hue and bright core. Its bouquet displays red fruits, violet and spicy notes such as vanilla and licorice. The oily and fleshy attack evolves into velvety tannins which are backed up by a pleasant freshness. A wine with good potential for bottle age.
The label depicts an iridescent black solar disc which represents the extraordinary phenomenon of a total eclipse.