L’Enclos des Braves L’Enclos Rouge 2012 South West France
Complex aromas of wild dark fruits such as blackcurrant, blackberry, plum with spicy notes of clove, pepper and liquorice. Lively on the palate with silky tannins. Balanced finish, fresh and light. Pair with a rack of lamb or a nice piece of beef.
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About the winemaker
L’Enclos des Braves is a domain of eight hectares located in Vertus, between L’isle-sur-Tarn and Rabastens, in the Gaillac appellation in South West France. Nicolas Lebrun spent ten years as a professional oenologist before he and his wife Chantal bought six hectares of vines and built a winery in 2005. Located on slopes on the right bank of the river Tarn, the vineyards are grown on clay-lime soils and benefit from a southern exposure. Nicolas likes to work with old, traditional grape varieties that have fallen out of favour with the mass market: Prunelart, Braucol, Duras, Mauzac, Loin de l’oeil. L’Enclos des Braves is certified organic since 2008 and biodynamic since 2012.
|Viticulture and Winemaking|
AOC Gaillac Rouge, Decant at least half an hour before serving at 15°C, Drink now until 2020, Maceration for 35 days, Suitable for vegans, Ten months of ageing in barrels, Vines planted in 1978 and 1992 on clay-lime soil, Yield of 30 hl/ha