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Cotes du Rhone Bout d\'Azan Rouge 2015 Mas de Libian
Cotes du Rhone Bout d'Azan Rouge 2015 Mas de Libian

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Mas de Libian, a working farm (cereals, fruits and vines) since 1670, has remained in the hands of famille Thibon for its entire history. Hélène a remarkably energetic member of the family took over the viticulture and winemaking in 1995, and convinced her family to bottle their own wine rather than sell to local négociants.  Hélène was selected by the French Wine Review as one of its Young Winemakers of the Year. She makes her wines in a traditional fashion following organic principles, and the vineyards have ‘pudding-stone’ soil like that found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The stones reflect sunlight during the day and retain heat during the cold nights, thus making the vines work harder to extract water and minerals from the soil.Bout d’Zan refers to bits of liquorice and refers to the liquorice flavour of the wine. From clay-limestone terroir, the gobelet vines yield only 40hl/ha.  The wine is vinified without sulphur and 30% of it spends seven months in foudres.  Think, black cherry, peppery spice, earthy notes, and liquorice!    BIODYNAMIC

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