Domaine Leon Barral Jadis 2011
With true passion for wine it is easy to take my taste buds for a wine joy ride around the world. But as with all journeys, it is always nice to come home to my castle. And this is also my preference in the wine world. For France introduced me to this divine liquid creation (wine) and their wines are always close to my heart even though I love to try wines from other regions. And a region in France that went from rock bottom to the top in my wine world is Languedoc in south-eastern France. Talk about one of the biggest wine revolutions and especially fitting given the country's history.
Sustainable wine production
Let me have the great pleasure to introduce the producer Domaine Leon Barral from Lenthéric (Cabrerolles) in the Languedoc appellation Faugéres. The property was founded as late as 1993, and the name comes from the founder's Didier grandfather. Today the property consists of approximately 30 hectares and is itself evidence of the area's wine revolution.
Employees from the animal kingdom
For this property takes help from their farm's cows, horses and pigs to create the best biodynamic conditions through active symbiosis between animals, nature and vines. Along with vines that are up to 90 years old and the wonderful Mediterranean climate creates true wine magic.
Wine love at first sip
The color of the wine is beautifully heart dark red. And it symbolizes all the love I got for this wine after having experienced it for the first time. Let us join together to share my experience of this masterpiece.
Both the aroma and flavor make an exciting journey into the acid and the mineral realm. Combine this with the nose aromas of wild raspberries, thyme, oregano, basil. The taste is so seductive and captivating that you almost lose your breath of pleasure. The palate is silky with fresh herbs, raspberry, licorice and delicious tannins of world class. This is an absolutely fantastic wine that I am so grateful to have been acquainted with. Feels like an eternal love is born between this producer's wines and wineblogg. Although this is the producers second wine in line, I give it 9/10 wineblogg corks. And lucky that we have more left in the cellar including big brother Valiniere.
It makes me extra happy that this wine is produced according to biodynamic principles and at the same time it provides a confirmation of how much further you can come if you master this skills well.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is a world-class wine.