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Domaine du Grand Arc, Cuvee des Quarante, Corbieres, 2019

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Domaine du Grand Arc, Cuvee des Quarante, Corbieres, 2019

Based on 45% Carignan with 35% Grenache and 20% Syrah, all in barrel, about 20% new: a blend at the Schenk cellar first made by father Bruno when he was forty years old - hence the name. Dark fruited nose with accents of chocolate, dense texture... Read More

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Domaine du Grand Arc, Cuvee des Quarante, Corbieres, 2019

ColourRed

RegionLanguedoc

Sub RegionCorbieres

GrowerDomaine du Grand Arc

Grape VarietyCarignan, Syrah & Grenache

Vintage2019

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

MethodOrganic

CodeDGA319

Style

Medium bodied

Light > Full

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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Domaine du Grand Arc

Corbieres, France

Nicolas Schenk is now running the family estate created by his father Bruno. Bruno Schenk is still a legend here at SVS.

He was an engineer in Alsace before he came to buy vineyards in the Corbieres in 1995. At first he sent his grapes to the co-operative, but after one frost affected year he decided he had to come out and bottle his own wines to...

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Carignan

Carignan is the grape which really distinguishes the red wines of the Languedoc and Roussillon from those of the southern Rhône (in the latter Grenache is ubiquitous and dominant, and Syrah and Mourvèdre are the preferred blending grapes).

It has been a much maligned grape. For example Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine thunders: "Carignan,...

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Domaine du Grand Arc, Cuvee des Quarante, Corbieres, 2019

Based on 45% Carignan with 35% Grenache and 20% Syrah, all in barrel, about 20% new: a blend at the Schenk cellar first made by father Bruno when he was forty years old - hence the name. Dark fruited nose with accents of chocolate, dense texture and masses of red fruit on a smooth and silky frame. Bold. Now-2026

We have been buying from Grand Arc since 2002: here Nicolas Schenk is now running the family estate created by his father Bruno. The vines lie on classic argilo-calcaire soils, with some sandstone, around Cucugnan, in a valley of the Massif des Corbières in the south of the appellation, overlooked by the amazing hill-top Cathar castles of Quéribus and Peyrepertuse. The family have been following organic principles for 20 years but Nicolas was behind the final push to certification for the 2016 vintage. He has a keen interest in biodynamics and is also continuing his father's pursuit of minimal intervention, in particular using natural yeasts and only a tiny amount of sulphur at bottling.

Very interesting selection of wines with super service.
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An excellent wine merchant with great diversity on offer and some unusual wines. Excellent delivery service.

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Speedy and efficient service, quality wines. In summary a trustworthy company delivering quality.

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Excellent selections of wines, great value always and first-class service!

J Menendez

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Just enjoying the Classic Provence Rose case. Four different wines and three bottles of each. Each one is different, dry and food friendly. Very elegant and not at all like the 'sweet pink'…

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We have been enjoying the wines sought out by the SVS team for almost 20 years now and rarely buy anywhere else – always excellent value and my own preference for single variety characterful…

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