Prestige and Tradition Cuvées
The duo of cuvées Premium et Tradition forms a full expression of this exceptional schist terroir which characterizes the wines of Haut Fitou.
THEFitou appellation which is one of the oldest in Languedoc, has a singular terroir: its vineyard is divided between a seafront surrounded by ponds and a hilly area adjoining the Corbieres, named Haut Fitou. the Domaine Lerys is located precisely in the Haut Fitou which is one of the great shale terroirs of Languedoc. Are found on these mineral soils of very old Carignan, some of which are centenarians. To demonstrate the high potential of this exceptional terroir, this selection concerns two cuvées in AOC Fitou, vinified and aged in the Domaine Lérys cellar located in Villeneuve-les-Corbieres.
Grapes: 60% Carignan, 30% Syrah, 10% Grenache Noir.
The cuvée Premium is the ambassador of an exceptional Schist terroir. It is distinguished by its intense red color and its nose of well-marked black fruits. On the palate, it reveals a roundness and amplitude where the varietal aromas of blackcurrant and crushed blackberry carried by the Carignan mingle with the spices and pepper revealed by the Syrah on the finish. Responding to the perfect typicity of Fitou wines, the structural tannins are present and frame the harmonic construction.
The cuvée Premium can be enjoyed now or kept in the cellar, well established on a aging potential of 5 to 8 years.
Grapes: 60% Carignan, 40% Grenache noir.
The cuvée Tradition research with concentration the expression of the fruit. Taking advantage of a carbonic maceration followed by a long vatting, it immediately asserts its desire to bring high notes of red fruits, well supported as for any self-respecting Fitou with fine and round tannins. Here again, the juices come from berries harvested on a terroir of pure shale during manual harvesting followed by careful sorting.
Rich in fruit, the cuvée Tradition is ready to drink but can also be kept for up to 3 years.
AOP Fitou – Aude department – 🇫🇷France, Occitanie region.