Les Clapas

Les Clapas

Appellation: Terrasses du Larzac
Varietal: Syrah, Carignan and Grenache
Vineyards: Multiple parcels, 350 m in altitude on calcaire scree
Orientation: Multiple parcels with various exposures, east and west facing
Principal soil type: Clay and limestone.

Taking the name from the ancient rock walls and large stone piles which surround the high elevation vineyards, the beautiful yet rugged landscape recreates itself in this wine of many dimensions while remaining elegant and transparent.

Showing off red to blackberry fruits as well as herbal notes of marjoram and juniper spice. This is a wine inviting the taster back to investigate its complementing layers of fruit, herbal and irony, mineral dimensions. Sauve and silky on the palate, it seduces by virture of its refined, elegant manner.

Les Clapas fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône

Ze RozéThe pale pink color of this rosé foils its vibrantly hued aromatics. Brilliantly perfumed with wild strawberry, thyme and soft florals…

Les Petits PasSaturated bright red-ruby color. Lively aromas and flavors of black cherry, licorice, pepper, spice and lavender, some would say garrigue.

Les ClapasOld-vines carignan blended with grenache, cinsault and syrah yields a lovely wine that seems to offer an escape to France in every sip.

Le Grand PasWhile there is structure to last a decade if needed, it displays remarkable transparency and finesse. If there were a Grand Cru designation in the Languedoc, this parcel would easily classify.