Nuit Grave AOC Terrasses du Larzac
45% Syrah/30% Grenache/25% Mourvèdre. Terrasses du Larzac is an AOC within the Coteaux du Languedoc, created in 2005 for a blend of mainly Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre (also allowed: Cinsault and Carignan). The vines average 30 to 35 years old and are planted on iron-rich, red clay soils full of black basalt stones. The farming is organic (certified since 2008); the soils are worked with grass allowed to grow between vines; and some biodynamic preparations are in use as of 2016. Harvest is by hand. The different grapes are harvested and vinified separately, first destemmed and then fermented with native yeasts in tank before aging in 400-liter, 500-liter and 600-liter oak barrels, none of them new, for one year.