The current vintage is the 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages and it's the same blend as the 2016, with 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache. This cuvee comes all from Gneiss (pronounced “nice”) soils, was completely destemmed and spent 18 months in concrete tanks. It’s a sensational 2015 that offers notes of blackcurrants, blackberries, chocolate, licorice and roasted herbs. Rich, full-bodied, unctuous and downright sexy, with moderate acidity and building tannin, drink this powerhouse beauty anytime over the coming 5-7 years or more. Drink: 2017-2025' (Apr17)
95 points | Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

A chance meeting in the mid-nineties was the start of a partnership between two influential winemaking families, the Laughtons of Jasper Hill at Heathcote, Victoria and the Chapoutiers of Hermitage in France’s Rhône Valley. A common belief in biodynamic farming led to the forming of a shared vision = Agly Brothers.

In Roussillon, old hillside vineyards planted with Syrah, Grenache and Carignan lay abandoned. Here, just outside the little village of Latour de France, on the border of the old kingdoms of Catalonia and France, a handful of small plots was purchased in 2002. Since then, the old vines have been nurtured biodynamically and brought back to life to fully express these exceptional low-yielding sites. The Carignan and Syrah is planted on a gneiss-based, north facing slope at 250m, whereas the Grenache is planted on a south-facing slope on a schist-based soil that sits over a layer of limestone.


Grape Variety Grenache, Syrah & Carignan
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Chateau la Negly