L'Esprit de la Bastide aux Oliviers
L'Esprit de la Bastide aux Oliviers

Esprit  2006 - 18.1 ko
Esprit 2006


-  Name of wine : L'esprit de la Bastide aux Oliviers.
-  Appellation : Coteaux du Languedoc - Terrasses du Larzac.
-  Vintage : 2007 - 2006.
-  Colour : Red.

Grape varieties

-  Grenache : 16%.
-  Syrah : 28%
-  Cinsault : 12%
-  Carignan : 32%
-  Mourvèdre : 12 %


Blend of grapes from two neighbouring, but quite distinct, regions. The first region is the north of Saint André de Sangonis, which is composed of cryoclastic limestone gravel in a sandy clay soil. The other region is south of Saint André de Sangonis, which is composed of a mixture of sand and pebbles established by Herault's river. Both qualitative soils are poor with good drainage.

Methods of culture

We use sustainable winegrowing practices with the help of technical advisers. We do not use any fertilizers or herbicides. We produce compost that we spread in winter and we plough the soil between the vines using a mechanical device. One out of every two rows in the vineyard is grassed over.


2006 : 31 hectos hectare.



Number of bottles

6600 in 75 cl.


manual with variant selection. Grape harvested at optimal maturity after tasting the fruit


de-stemming without crushing, rack-and-return or hand-plunging every day, pumping over with aeration or daily micro-oxygenation, temperature-controlled, three-week maceration, draining off and the first pressings are added after settling.

Barrel Ageing

On the fine lees for 12 months in new barriques, and also second and third-fill barrels, in European oak. In winter, we do "batonnage" (lees stirring) once a week then fortnightly in spring. An initial blend is put together before moving the wine into barriques ; this is finalised after we take the wines out of cask. Date of bottling : February 2008 using Nomacorc.


this wine's character comes from ageing very ripe-picked grapes in barrel. Over the years, this wine will develop even more complex and intricate aromas.

-  Appearance : deep dark colour lit up by hints of violet. Very full-bodied, clinging to the glass.
-  Nose : big intense nose with black cherry and pureed blackcurrant notes, spiced up with black pepper and clove tones.
-  Taste : silky yet powerful mouth-feel. Its black fruit flavours are enhanced by a touch of liquorice.

We suggest you serve this wine at about 17 degrees Celsius.

The best food to go with this wine : grilled lamb chops with wild herbs.


-  Gold medal au concours des vins primés sur le terroir 2008
-  90 in le guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2010
-  Bronze medal Decanter 2008
-  16,5/20 in Vins et Terroirs Authentiques d'avril 2009.

La Bastide aux Oliviers
Publié le 15 novembre 2004
Further information
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