Domaine de l'Engarran - Cuvée La Lionne - Red
Cuvée La Lionne from Domaine de l'Engarran is made from 90% Cabernet Franc, 6% Grenache and 4% Merlot. The wine is produced according to the classical method with 18% of the winestored in new and already used (1, up to twice ) oak barrels.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Merlot
- Classification : IGP Pays d'Oc
- Awards : Goldmedal Concours Général Agricole, One star Guide Hachette
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13,5 %
- Storage potential : 5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château de l'Engarran belongs to the Grill family since 5 generations. Today it's the two sisters, Constance Rerolle-Grill and Diane Losfelt Grill who control the wine production since 30 years. However, it all started already in 1632, when Henry d'Engarran, who had public responsibilities for the Languedoc region, bought the vineyard from the noble lords in Saint-Georges d'Orques which is a villages located just outside Montpellier in southern France. He decides to start the wine production in his own name. Later, Jean Vassal became the owner when he received the property as a wedding gift from his wife and he was the person who built the beautiful castle building as it looks today. Saint Georges d'Orques has a soil which is similar to the one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape with its red soil covered with round stones. The wines from here have long aging potential and always contain a certain freshness.
A pomegranate color. The nose has floral and spicy elements of violet, malva, iris and some hints of anise. The palate is round, "fleshy" and full - a little sweet. Primarly aromas of blackberries, refreshed by floral elements of violet and blue rain. But also of spicy cherries (Setchouan peppers and licorice). The final is soft and fresh from mentol, mixed with green peppers and toffie. Very versatile, to serve as an aperitif or to pair to various pasta dishes, meat from the grill or to chicken.