D'Oupia Heretiques Rouge 2021


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Alcohol: 13%

Grape(s): 80% Carignan, 20% Grenache

Localization: Languedoc - Roussilon, France

Tasting Notes: Showing off a stunning nose of spicy, brambly, wild raspberry, dark cherry, and earth -- its pure, clean, and just simply: tastes good! Its not heavy, but its certainly not light either, and its fresh and bright, with juicy acidity and low tannin. Les Heretiques is the ultimate bistro wine - regardless of what you match it up with out of the kitchen.

The Domain: "Les Hérétiques" is a nod to the Cathars, a heretical Christian group based in the Languedoc but wiped out by order of Pope Innocent III in 1208 in response to the murder of a papal representative by a Cathar supporter near Minervois. The castle which is the home of Château d'Oupia also dates back to this time.

Founder André Iché passed away in late 2007. His daugher, Marie-Pierre, currently runs the estate. She's been working with oenologist Laurent Batlle since 2008, who continues to make the wine -in his own words- "André's way."