Essentielle 2016 | 95 pts | Gold Medal | IWC 2020

Top 5 Wines from Languedoc Roussillon | IWC 2020


Recently launched, the first vintage of our Cuvée Essentielle (AOP Corbières | Organic) was awarded with 95 points and a Gold Medal during the last International Wine Challenge held in London.

The wine stood out among the Top 5 wines from Languedoc Roussillon.



Tasting Note

95 pts | Gold Medal

Ripe and rich in style. Flavours of cherry liqueur and pepper with touches of liquorice and plum pudding. Brooding and delicious. Recommend decanting. – Panel Chair: Nick Adams MW | Co-Chair: Peter McCombie MW


Our cuvée Essentielle in a nutshell

As the first vintage to be made in the new vat room, 2015 heralded a change in our winemaking methods since it allowed us to work with greater precision and small batch parcel selections for the first time. In so doing we rediscovered the individual potential of certain parcels that had previously been vinified together. The Syrah from the ‘Vignes René’, the last vines planted by René Joyeux, Hubert’s grandfather, is one of these. Blended with just a touch of Mourvèdre, it was singled out to create a modern, contemporary Corbières with supple, silky tannins.


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