Notes from August Imports:
"Synonymous in France with the back to earth movement of the 1970's and a spirit of youthful resistance, the high, warm, and remote hills of Larzac have more recently earned the spotlight because of their wines. Benefitting from both the generosity of Languedoc fruit and, importantly, cool evenings and sub-alpine winds, this cru delivers a large, unctuous palate backed by a remarkable spine of acidity. Brambly cassis, black olive, and Mediterranean herbs round out this impressive, powerful experience!
Their full name "CastelBarry Coopérative Artisinale" says it all: a collective of small, artisinal growers utterly devoted to the environment, this inspired group of winemakers hails from one of the rugged, far-flung corners of the Languedoc, where copious amounts of sunshine and cool alpine breezes combine for wines of true poise and sophistication.