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Domaine du Grand Arc, Cuvee des Quarante, Corbieres, 2018

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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-2024

Domaine du Grand Arc, Cuvee des Quarante, Corbieres, 2018

Product Code: DGA318

Stone, Vine & Sun rating

Medium bodied

Rated 3 out of 5
Light > Full
  • Origin: France
  • Region: Languedoc
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Colour: Red
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV: 14.5%
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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.

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