2016 Chateau de Lascaux "Les Nobles Pierres" Red
80% Syrah, 20% Grenache
The vineyards of Château de Lascaux have been in the family for thirteen generations. The name of the domaine, “Lascaux” comes from a limestone specific to the domaine’s vineyard sites. Jean Benoît Cavalier took direction of the property in 1984. The domaine has expanded from twenty five to eighty-five hectares of vineyards, surrounded by three-hundred hectares of forest, filled with green oaks, pines, and garrigue (certainly is reflected in the aromatics, where notes of laurel, thyme, rosemary, réglisse, and mint are present in the wine). The stony soil lends finesse and freshness to his wines, giving the reds greater aging potential than Syrah-based wines grown in other Languedoc soils. There is a freshness and purity, finesse and complexity in the Lascaux wines that is rare in this wild landscape. The vineyards have been certified "agriculture biologique" since September 2009.