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. 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.
It opens with perfumed notes of smoky cherry, raspberry, ground pepper & violet. The palate is purely fruited with fresh red & black fruits backed by savory notes of iron, laurel, thyme, rosemary & mint. Medium-to-full in body, Lascaux is beautifully textured with plenty of fruit & peppery nuances through the finish.
75% Grenache : 20% Mourvèdre : 5% Syrah