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Domaine Laborie, Pays d'Oc 2022
Full of deliciously ripe and brambly fruit, this blend of grenache noir (70%) and merlot (30%) consistently hits the sweet spots for flavour, price and quality.
Price: £6.95 Bottle
Price: £83.00 Case of 12
- Red Wine
- Light to medium-bodied
- Now to 2025
- 13.5% Alcohol
- no oak influence
LGI was the brainchild of Alain Grignon, formerly of the Foncalieu co-operative group, who had the vision of making inexpensive wines designed specifically for the export market. In this he was helped at the beginning by English merchant, and ex- Waitrose buyer, Mark Lynton.
Most of the wines are sourced from a number of cooperatives, mostly along an axe between Carcassonne and Béziers with some fruit also coming from Limoux and from further away in Gascony. The winemaking and bottling is supervised by Xavier Roger, a Sancerrois and recently promoted to chief executive.
The core business remains at entry-level prices, which, for The Society, means delicious wines like Domaine Laborie, Domaine Raynier and the marsanne-viognier blend, Pierre Borde, but LGI is also able to act as broker for several top estates. For The Society, this includes Domaine Barroubio in Saint-Jean de Minervois and Christophe Barbier in La Clape.