Mas La Chevalière

Languedoc, France

Cabernet Sauvignon, IGP Pays d’Oc – 2011

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  • Introduction

    • “De La Chevalière,” or “of the knight’s lady,” is a reference to “Mas La Chevalière” which is literally the “farmhouse of the knight’s lady,” the Laroche winery in southern France where this wine is produced.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Béziers is located in the center of the Languedoc region, just  10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the Mediterranean.

    • Cultivation: “Lutte raisonnée,” or “reasoned protection,” (using chemical intervention only when required); cordon pruning, fruit thinning and high trellising in the vineyards
    • Size: Purchased grapes, vineyard size varies based on source/location
    • Vine Age: 10 years or more
    • Soil: Varied, with chalk, marl and schist predominant
    • Orientation: South and east
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
  • Vintage Report

    • 2011 was an excellent vintage in the South of France. Weather conditions were very fine, producing a high level of grape ripeness and exceptional balance of sugar and acidity. Cool temperatures at night in August and early September had a huge impact on the quality of aromas in the berries and, subsequently, in the wine. The wines will be very complex.

    • Harvest Date(s): Mid-September
    • Yields: 40 hl/ha (2.96 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 12 days at 26°-28°C (78°-82°F) in stainless-steel tanks with daily pump overs to increase skin contact and aerate the wine
    • Malolactic: 100%
    • Aging: 6 months in stainless steel, no barrel aging
    • Filtration: Minimum filtration to preserve maximum natural character
    • Bottled: Under low pressure on a bottling line designed to protect quality
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Production (in cases): 3,333 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Dark ruby-red color
      Aroma: Intense black fruit and spice aromas
      Taste: Ripe cassis fruit combined with velvety tannins; a long and elegant finish
      Aging Potential: 3 years



  • Cabernet Sauvignon, IGP Pays d’Oc – 2011

    A deep ruby red color with intense black fruit and spice aromas. On the palate the wine shows ripe cassis fruit combined with velvety tannins; a long and elegant finish.