LCBO Vintages Release
Chateau Camplong, with its fleshy, garrigue-perfumed blend of Syrah, Carignan and Grenache is the star of Lagrasse, a winemaking village in the Corbières AOP. Corbières itself, is one of the stars of the Languedoc-Roussillon, and can trace its history back to 125 B.C. when first the Greeks, then the Romans cultivated vines here.
Situated at the foot of the Alaric Mountain, the 270 hectares of vineyards are planted on limestone-clay and pebbly terraces between herbal scrubland and olive trees. The mountain also acts as shelter to the vines – many of which are over 50 years-old – protecting them from the high winds of this dry, Mediterranean region.
The Syrah and Carignan undergo carbonic maceration, bringing forward softer, fruitier notes, while the Grenache undergoes a long, cool traditional maceration for 13 to 15 days, lending structure to the blend.
The resulting wine is beautifully rich in colour. Perfumed notes of herbal garrigue and soft, ripe red fruit follow through to the fleshy, mellow palate where it mingles with black pepper. An exceptional, award-winning value from the Corbières AOP – don’t wait to snap some up.
SILVER 2019 Concours des Corbiere