Val d'Orbieu La Cuvee Mythique 2000

Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Item No. 61726
  • red wine
  • WS87

Winemaker's Notes

La Cuvée Mythique was created by the Val d'Orbieu (after an idea proposed by Martin Sinkoff) in 1990 to assert the incredible potential of the terroirs of the Languedoc-Roussillon. A quintessential Languedoc wine, La Cuvée Mythique is carefully blended from the highest quality grapes and each varietal is selected from low yielding vineyards and Label Here individually vinified.

Made in small lots, La Cuvée Mythique represents the culmination of the Val d'Orbieu's work since 1967 in improving viticulture and winemaking in the Languedoc-Roussillon.

35% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (percentages vary depending on quality of a variety in a given vintage)

Dark brooding purple black with a powerful aroma suggesting dried herbs, leather and game. On the palate the wine is tannic yet supple with the flavors of crushed berries, spices and roasted walnuts. The finish is long and powerful.

Ideal companion to roast lamb and all game, and the perfect accompaniment to steak. "La Cuvée Mythique is proof that the terroirs of the Languedoc can produce exceptional wines. More important, perhaps, it is proof that an upstart band of winemakers in this corner of France can come together to produce extraordinary wine. La Cuvée Mythique has been compared to Châteauneuf du Pape but it is really quite different despite the fact that Rhone grape varieties are used to make both. Châteauneuf is generally more raisiny, roasted and, sometimes, port like. La Cuvée Mythique is firmer, "wilder" and inimitable in its expression of the Languedoc "garrigue". This is a wine not to be missed.

Learn About Val d'Orbieu

Les Vignerons du Val d'Orbieu is an association of winegrowers in the Languedoc-Roussillon. The exquisite vineyard stretches from the Pyrenees Mountains to the Rhone River along the Mediterranean coast. Les Vignerons du Val d'Orbieu was established in 1967 by a small group of dynamic winemakers whose vineyards border the picturesque Orbieu River in the heart of the...

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Learn About Languedoc-Roussillon

(LAHN-guh-dock) (ROO-see-yohn) For being in a country that is known for wine regulations, the Languedoc enjoys a great amount of freedom in its winemaking. With over 700,000 acres under vine, some of the most exciting and best value wines of are coming from this enormous and diverse wine region. Some refer to it as the new world of France. The region stretches along the land...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

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