Wine Chateau de Lastours, "Arnaud de Berre", Corbieres AOC, 2013
The wine is ruby-red color with purple highlights.
The taste of wine is warm, spicy character, good structure, elegance and harmony. The sensual finish are notes of Mediterranean spices.
The aroma of wine open and intense, with notes of red fruits and berries.
Wine is served in classic Mediterranean dishes, a salad of tomato and olives, goat cheese, bacon, cold cuts, grilled meat with potatoes.
Wine "Arnaud de Berre" got its name from the well-known in the area Corbières medieval knight. Today it is also the name of the river that flows next to the vineyards of Château de Lastours. Blend wine is from grapes Carignano, Grenache and Syrah, the age of the vines ranges from 5 to 15 years. The grapes are harvested at optimum maturity to get a fragrant fruity wine. After harvesting the fruit is separated from the combs lightly crushed and subjected to pre-macerated, and then fermented at a temperature of 24-25 ° C for 14 days. Maturing lasts 12 months. All stages of winemaking take place in stainless steel tanks.
Chateau de Lastours has two advantages: The unique composition of the soil of vineyards and great location. They determined the main directions of activity in the economy: the creation of delicious wines and organize wine tasting tours for tourists. Chateau de Lastours is located in the south of France, in the ancient wine road of the Roman Empire, called Via Domitia and is a popular route of wine tourism. Even 100 years ago, this region was known as the place of manufacture of cheap table wines, but today it is one of the best in the Languedoc.
Chateau de Lastours belongs to the family Allard, who has invested all his energy and enthusiasm in building a reputation worthy of winemakers since 2004. The area of holdings of 850 acres of steep slopes and deep ravines, which are broken terraced vineyards. Favourable Mediterranean climate with hot, dry and sunny summers provide excellent conditions for the cultivation of outstanding yields of excellent quality with a uniform distribution of precipitation throughout the year and the cool north winds.
Frank Allard in 2010 held reconstruction of the old winery and cellars in the territory of Chateau de Lastours, and now it is - beautiful, functional, modern building, whose impact on the environment is minimized. It produces 300,000 bottles of wine with the assistance of well-known oenologist Stephane Derenoncourt a year, and this number is constantly increasing.