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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Ey Vigne Lavail Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2003
Ey Vigne Lavail Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2003
(search item no. 92760)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $16.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep ruby red color. An aromatic bouquet with scents of candied cherry, cocoa and mint. Full-bodied and well-knit, displaying red fruit flavors together with nuances chocolate and cedar. 35% Grenache, 35% Carignan, and 30% Syrah.

Outstanding served with grilled meats, hearty stews and aged cheeses.

"Vigne Lavail" is part of a collection of single-vineyard wines from the Roussillon, each carefully selected by the Ey (pronounced like the letter "A") family. The "Lavail" vineyard is located in the village of Maury in southern France's Roussillon district. Nicolas Battle, winemaker, belongs in the vanguard of a dynamic new generation of enologists. Battle's viticultural philosophy embraces "sustainable agriculture," which reduces the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides to a minimal level. This environmentally friendly approach requires constant monitoring of the vineyard and care on a vine per vine basis.

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About Ey:

Ey (pronounced like the letter "A") is a collection of Grenache-based wines from the Roussillon district of southern France. Each wine under the Ey label is produced from a unique single vineyard site by individual winemakers selected by the Ey family. Like the winemakers with whom they work, the Eys are proud Catalans, a people with ancient roots and a rich cultural history in this Mediterranean land where France and Spain meet.