Château la Négly - La Côte 2018
Château la Négly - La Côte 2018 (88 TSW)
Last Saturday we had a Languedoc tasting with our wineclub. One of the wines we tasted was this very well made blend from La Clape (Languedoc) appellation.
A blend of 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Carignan and 10% Mourvèdre. The Carignan grapes have undergone macération carbonique, the rest of the grapes have been classically verified. The wine has matured half on concrete and half on French oak.
First I used the Vspin to decanter this young wine.
In the glass a intense deep red color with purple edges.
On the medium+ nose aromas of black currants, blackberries and cherries with hints of pepper, liquorice, smoke and roasted meat.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with round mouthfeel, concentrated, soft tannins and lots of fruit. 14.5 alcohol but not disturbing. Nice long finish. Well worth the money (€ 15)
About the winery:
Château la Négly is located in Languedoc, on the banks of the Étang de Pissévache on the foothills of the La Clape Massif. Négly is owned by the Paux-Rosset family, and daughter Marion makes the wine, assisted by oenologist Claude Gros. The family has been making wine for years, but in recent years this has been dominated by extreme growth in quality.
The great diversity of soils, height difference and location (up to ten meters from the edge of the tide!) Provides a wide variety of style and strength, but there is one property that unites all wines: great precision and a high degree of minerality.