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Saint-Chinian Côte d'Arbo, Mas Champart 2019

Red Wine from France - Languedoc - Roussillon
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New owners at Champart but the wines have retained that sense of place of old and, of course, in an exceptional vintage which, thanks to Covid, has benefited from longer time in bottle to complement the dark berry fruit.
Price: £12.50 Bottle
Price: £150.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: FC43671

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Grenache Syrah Mourvedre
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2026
  • 14% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

Mas Champart

The Romans rightly identified the Languedoc hills as suitable for growing grapes. The Saint-Chinian appellation follows a line of gently sloping terraces that begin outside Carcassonne in the Minervois and extend eastwards to the Rhône Valley, but remains one of the least-known appellations of Languedoc.

Saint-Chinian covers quite a large area with different soil types but the style of wine is usually full-bodied. Both the carignan and syrah grapes thrive here, alongside cinsault, grenache, the little know lledoner pelut and mourvèdre.

For Isabelle and Mathieu Champart, originally from Paris and Champagne life in Saint-Chinian began in 1976 when they bought a small run-down property with well-placed vines. At first, they sold their grapes to the co-op but struck out on their own in 1988 when they bottled under the estate name for the first time. This first vintage was extremely well received and though Mas Champart is a relatively new estate is already one of the best.

Isabelle Champart makes several reds including a Saint-Chinian named after the previous owner who sold his land to her, the Côte d'Arbo, and an impressive single-vineyard cuvée, Clos de la Simonette.

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