Producer : Domaine de la Grange des Pères
Grange des Pères is without a doubt one of the most spectacular cult wines to emerge from the Languedoc in the 20th century. Along with neighbours Domaine de Trévallon and Mas de Daumas Gassac, Laurent Vaillé forewent the traditional local grape varieties and planted Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1970s when he embarked on his career in winemaking. His red wines, which are a blend based in Cabernet, have an intense power, minerality, and incredible ripeness of dark fruits about them, all the while remaining relatively fresh and elegant. 2011 was a good vintage, the first in several without extreme fall in volume and concentration; the wines show great acidity and perfume.
Pairing suggestion: savoured alone, at the end of a meal. Or with a perfectly roasted rack of lamb!