Domaine La Lauzeta, Jauzimen Rosé Saint-Chinian 16.5

Only just pink – this is so pale I had to examine in carefully in several different lights to establish that it is not a deep-coloured white. First-ever wine made by Englishman Tom Hills.  45% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, 15% Syrah on schist in the far north of the appellation. In certified organic conversion. Their biggest production at 9,500 bottles. Free sulphur just 13mg/l! Pure as a mountain stream.

Lovely smooth fruit and a certain light smokiness (hints of Provence) but with the muscular tang of St-Chinian schist. Admirably long.

Quite a find!

Jancis Robinson

The Estate

Established in 2015, Domaine La Lauzeta presides over long- established vineyards on the schist foothills of the Espinouse and Caroux mountains in the north of the Saint-Chinian appellation. The estate runs a small winery in a rented garage in the nearby village of Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladarez.

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The Process

We believe in gently nurturing the vines and the land for the long-term. That, together with a meticulous and uncompromising approach to the work in the vineyard and minimising interventions in the winery...

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The Wines

Today we are making wine from around 8 hectares of the estate.

We make three reds and a rosé, with a white planned in a few yera's time as the new plantation of Vermentino (Rolle) beds in. The rosé, Jauzimen, and entry level red, Corteza, are both in AOP Saint-Chinian, while we also produce two cuvées, La Lauzeta and Mezura, in AOP Saint-Chinian Roquebrun, a small cru within the appellation with more stringent rules on yield and ageing.

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Welcome to the Club

At Domaine La Lauzeta, we craft our wines in very small quantities, so availability is very limited. Our wine is available in select restaurants, specialist wine merchants and through our mailing list. Two or three times a year we offer new releases and occasional miscellanea to members of our mailing list members. We communicate via email and include a link to an online ordering system so that members can purchase our latest releases.

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