Mas Haut Buis, 2017 les Carlines, Terrasses du Larzac – 13€
Although Olivier Jeantet has his cellar in the little village of la Vacquerie, his vines are around Lauroux on the other side of the valley and the motorway, and count amongst some of the coolest vineyards of the whole Languedoc.
Olivier is self-taught and made his first wines in 1999.
Les Carlines, named after a variety of thistle found in the area, is a blend of Grenache, Noir, Syrah and Carignan, aged in vat rather than barrel, and making for some fresh fruit, elegant spice and a harmonious balance. And it is also temptingly available in magnum for 27€
Mas Haut Buis
52 Grand Rue,
34520 La Vacquerie-et-Saint-Martin-de-Castries.
Tel : 04 67 44 12 13