2020 Chateau La CanorgueBlend from France
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Château La Canorgue is the quintessential image of Provence. Situated just below the hilltop village of Bonnieux, the idyllic 17th century manor has been home to six generation...
Château La Canorgue is the quintessential image of Provence. Situated just below the hilltop village of Bonnieux, the idyllic 17th century manor has been home to six generations of the Margan family. In fact, the estate is so picturesque that in 2006, the movie adaptation of Peter Mayle’s best-selling novel, A Good Year, was filmed here. But long before the château, this historic property was the site of a Roman villa known for its natural spring. Truffle oaks, mulberry trees, olive groves, and a 200-year-old cherry orchard thrive here—even in the driest of years. Jean-Pierre Margan and his daughter, Natalie, farm 42 hectares of terraced vineyards, all of which have been farmed organically since 1978. Although certified in organic viticulture, the Margans also incorporate biodynamic principles into their farming practices, proving their continued commitment to their terroir. Yields are kept low at 30 hl/ha—a staggering half of what is authorized in the appellation. This level of quality control has made this estate one of the leading producers in the Lubéron AOC.Produced from roughly equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, this wine is shows remarkable poise and grace for a southern rosé. Floral berry notes in the nose with stone fruits are followed by a wine with crisp acidity and good length. There are flavors of anis & fennel that are a tell-tale sign of Canorgue’s terroir. Pull out the olives and the pétanque balls and you’ll think you’re in Provence.
|Sub-Region||Cotes du Luberon|
|Varietal(s)||Syrah , Grenache / Garnacha|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, black currant, dust and leather|
|Nose||spice box, cedar, dark fruit, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco and red fruit|