About Chateau des Aladeres 2015 Vieilles Vignes, Corbieres
Located just 5 miles from the Mediterranean sea, along the Via Dominitia, the distinctive terroir of this area is renowned since 12th century when it has been discovered by the countess Ermengarde of Narbonne. Since 2004, this estate is owned by the Allard family who acquire it to make the first “Grand Cru” wines of Languedoc with innovative and meticulous care for both vineyards and cellar.
This wine is their old vine selection blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. Wine & Spirits Magazine scored this 92 points saying "Chateau des Aladeres is one of the labels put out by Chateau de Lastours, a vast, 2,100-acre estate in Corbieres owned by the Allard family of Chateau Laroque in Saint-Emilion. Working with consultant Stephane Derenoncourt, the team put out a succulent Corbieres from their oldest vines in 2015, a blend of 45 percent carignan with grenache and syrah. Fermented entirely in stainless steel, it retains a cool freshness, pure purple fruit suffused with violet notes and a sense of mineral firmness. The tannins hold it fast, suggesting this will age well over the next few years, though it’s also approachable now, with lamb chops." An amazing value!!