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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Laurent Miquel Nord Sud Syrah 2007
Laurent Miquel Nord Sud Syrah 2007
(search item no. 106976)
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This Syrah is full bodied and distinctive with mature fruit and spice that is so characteristic of our Syrah. Complex layers of black cherry, pepper and spice pair with rounded tannins to make a very complete and satisfying wine. Enjoy with roast beef or lamb, game dishes or mature cheese.
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About Laurent Miquel:

Laurent and his team strive daily to achieve an upward spiral of quality on all wines. Their focus is concentrated at the beginning of the winemaking cycle i.e. on the vines themselves. Although Languedoc has achieved enormous quality advances, particularly over the last fifteen to twenty years, Laurent believes that the possibilities for further improvement lie firmly in the area of vineyard management.

The use of Culture Raisonée (this term was recently described by Jancis Robinson as 'verging on organic viticulture') is applied to vine growing in all Laurent's estates. Laurent also believes strongly in the benefits of intervention by local and international specialists in areas such as irrigation, soil analysis and canopy management.

Laurent does not believe in heavy intervention by the winemaker. Noble grapes from low yielding vines on the appropriate terroir should require minimal intervention to produce a fine wine. While Laurent believes strongly that quality oak selection and the use of appropriate modern and traditional winemaking techniques can add an element of consistency and character, ultimately a truly fine wine is the result of a year long intervention at the vineyard.