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.