What the Critics say
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.
|Grenache, Syrah & Carignan
|Chateau la Negly