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Pierrick Harang "Cuvée Balthasar" Syrah

2016 | France | Languedoc-Roussillon 750 ml | 14.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Smoky wood
  • Spice (mix)
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • 90+
¥230
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    Description

    The Harang family have been growing and making wine in the South of France for 5 generations. Pierrick is the new generation, and is undoubtedly one of the top young winemakers in France. He was the top graduate from the Centre of Winemaking at Montpellier. Strong and complex nose with crystallized violet, blackcurrant, blackberries, liquorice and black pepper. Full and concentrated attack, balanced and unctuous. Long, deep, fruity and spicy end.
    90/100 from Decanter Magazine. Gold medal at Concours Général de Paris 2014, Gold medal at IGP Competition 2015, Silver awards at Sakura Awards 2015, Bronze Medal at International Wine Challenge 2015.

    Variety Description

    Syrah/Shiraz

    Syrah (also known as Shiraz) is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. The style and flavour profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates (such as the northern Rhone Valley) tending to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium to high levels of tannins and flavours of blackberry, mint and black pepper notes. In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley of Australia), Syrah is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions the acidity and tannin levels of Syrah allows to have favorable aging potential

    Country Description

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description

    Languedoc-Roussillon

    Languedoc-Roussillon wine, including the vin de pays labeled Vin de Pays d'Oc, is produced in southern France. While "Languedoc" can refer to a specific historic region of France and Northern Catalonia, usage since the 20th century (especially in the context of wine) has primarily referred to the northern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon région of France, an area which spans the Mediterranean coastline from the French border with Spain to the region of Provence. The area has around 700,000 acres (2,800 km2) under vines and is the single biggest wine-producing region in the world, being responsible for more than a third of France's total wine production.