Coteaux du Languedoc de La Garance Les Armières Information
About the domain
Pierre and Murielle Quinonero have been making critically-acclaimed wines since 1991. The vineyard is run according to organic farming principles. Located to the north-east of Pézenas (Languedoc) in the breath-taking village of Caux, the estate produces powerful, distinguished wines that reflect the huge variety of soil types (pebble, clay, limestone, basalt) used to grow the vines of Carignan, the region’s main grape variety.
About the cuvée
This 100% Carignan was harvested at optimal maturity, having been farmed organically (without certification). Whole bunches undergo vinification and the wine is raised for 2 years in concrete vats and oak barrels. After aging in the cellar for around 10 years and decanting for 2 hours before serving, the wine unveils an intense purple robe, powerful aromas of red fruits lifted by touches of garrigue and mint. Works wonders with a magret de canard.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.