Domaine Rimbert Carignator (750ml)
BBQMushroom dishesRed Meat
Jean-Marie Rimbert, a native of Provence, arrived in the Languedoc nearly twenty-five years ago and managed the vineyards at Château de Flaugergues for five years until he saved up enough money to purchase his first parcels of gnarled ancient vine Carignan that had been nurtured in schist-laden soils for the better part of the last century. Today, Jean-Marie has 20 hectares spread amongst 40 diverse parcels each with different soil compositions and expositions. Berlou has the highest elevation in all of the St. Chinian AOC and is the only place in the region that possesses schist rich soils. From the beginning, his objective was to cultivate vineyards with the utmost respect for the environment and his wines reflect all of the natural beauty, depth and flavor originating from those vines. The wines Jean-Marie crafts are a passionate testament to this region’s multi-dimensionality and ever-expanding potential.
Domaine de Rimbert is a producer to take note of in the appellation of St. Chinian, Languedoc-Roussillon.
Lots of red fruit character, like cranberry and raspberry, with light spice, garrigue and a suggestion of smoked meat.
This wine is made from Carignan grapes, goblet trained, 70 year old vines growing on schist soil. The grapes are hand harvested and whole cluster fermented with indigenous yeasts only. The wine spends 6 months in neutral barrel. The Carignator plot is unique; it undulates in many directions making it impossible to plough, therefore wild grasses grow amongst the vines.