La Côte La Clape 2018

Château de La Negly

La Côte La Clape
2018

$21.45

* Suggested retail price
Product code
14322537
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Available
Type of product
Still wine
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Varietal(s)
Carignan 35 %
Syrah 35 %
Grenache 20 %
Mourvèdre 10 %
Alcohol percentage
14.5%
Colour
Red
Sugar
Dry
Sugar content
3.5 g/l
Closure type
Cork
Aging potential
Drink it over the next 4 years and decant the first year.
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About this winery

It is there, in this soil rich in alluvial contribution, that are developed with patience and It is there, in this soil rich in alluvial contribution, that are developed with patience and expertise, the jewels of Château La Négly in pure respect for an authentic ancestral tradition. It is implemented in this wine estate distinguished by the name of Château from the beginning of its history. In the 18th century, the Château bore the name Ancely. It was in 1781 that the property took the name...

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Winemaking notes

Manual harvest with sorting, harvest at maturity optimal. Carbonic maceration on the Carignan, traditional vinification with total de-stemming on the Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Vatting for 30 days.

Tasting notes

Bright color, the nose combines aromas of exotic fruits, mango, white peaches, with notes of fresh almond. The lively mouth reveals itself powerful and generous. A mineral note accentuated in the complexity. Perfect companion to a tuna tartare

Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 91 points -

Joe Czerwinski, June 2020

The 2018 La Clape La Cote is loaded with sexy raspberry fruit, spiced up with hints of green peppercorn, pomegranate and orange zest. A tank-aged blend of Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, it's medium-bodied and very drinkable despite weighing in at 14.5% alcohol. The tannins are ripe and silky, adding just the right amount of texture to this fluid, easy-drinking red. Drink it over the next few years.

This estate in the La Clape appellation has made a huge reputation as one of the top red wine producers in the Languedoc, crafting massive yet balanced and even somewhat elegant wines from the region's classic grape varieties. The Paux-Rosset family, with help from consultant Claude Gros, consistently makes terrific wine, with the big mystery being how so many of the descriptors can add up to something that sounds like dessert, yet the wines come across as savory and easy to drink. If I knew how they were able to do it, I'd start my own consulting business. Instead, I'm just left to enjoy and marvel at their results. Don't overlook the affiliated properties, listed separately: Clos des Truffiers, Château la Vernède (including a 2019 red made without added sulfites), and Domaine de Boède.

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Jeb Dunnuck

- 90 points -

Jeb Dunnuck, February 2021

The 2018 La Cote comes all from the beautiful La Clape region of the Languedoc and is a mix of Syrah, Carignan, Grenache, and Mourvèdre raised in equal parts oak tanks and concrete. This juicy, lively beauty offers lots of cassis and black raspberry fruit as well notes of truffle, olive tapenade, and peppery, herbes de Provence-like nuances. It’s medium-bodied, elegant, and juicy on the palate, with terrific purity.

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Wine Spectator

- 88 points -

February 2021

Refreshing brambly fruit notes are underscored with meaty elements and white pepper details and backed by a tangy acidity. Wild herb and mineral details linger through the moderately tannic finish. Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2024. 40,000 cases made, 750 cases imported. — GS

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Patrick Desy
Patrick Desy, March 2021

Le Château de la Négly est situé près de Narbonne, au cœur du massif de la Clape, l’un des endroits les plus qualitatifs du Languedoc. La composition du sol (limons sableux issus d’éboulis calcaires très poreux) permet de constituer une réserve vitale pour les vignes alors que la proximité de la Méditerranée offre au vignoble une influence maritime qui vient tempérer le climat. Dominé par le carignan auquel s’ajoutent syrah et mourvèdre, c’est un rouge riche et corpulent qui surprend par sa trame veloutée et son acidité fine. Malgré ses presque 15 % d’alcool, le vin se laisse boire assez facilement. 

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