“Lous Rougeos”, Terrasses du Larzac
Lous Rougeos (Occitan for “Les Rougeots”) is Olivier’s highest-altitude vineyard, a west-facing plot situated above the village of Saint Privat at 400 to 450 meters altitude. Composed of Carignan and Syrah, it is fermented and aged 12 months in fine –grained oak foudre. A beautiful, ringing acidity and freshness carries the drinker’s mind far away from the stereotypical heat of the Languedoc. Olivier has always loved and respected Carignan for its particular affinity to the soils and climate of this part of the Languedoc and for its ability to express profound minerality. This is a don’t-miss wine for those curious to see just how much finesse and verve a genius grower can coax out of a great terroir in the Languedoc.