Le Nez Imperium

Le Nez Imperium

This iconic Languedoc blend was Created by Argentine winemaking legend José Galante by blending the best handpicked grapes from selected Grenache vineyards in Roussillon and Syrah vineyards in the untamed La Livinière. The name of this prestige blend “Imperium” celebrates the rich history of these two sub-regions, which were the favourites of the Romans when Caesar ruled his empire.

It’s not a secret that Romans liked to drink wine. They believed that wine was a daily necessity, and during their reign this beautiful product was available for everyone; peasants, women and slaves included. To ensure a steady supply of this glorious fermented grape juice, production was spread throughout Europe, bringing Roman influences everywhere the colonists settled. Although the first vineyards were planted in the Languedoc by the Greeks in the fifth century B.C., the arrival of the Romans around 70 B.C. is believed to be start of wine production on a large scale. With a Mediterranean climate and rich landscape with soil ranging from rocky sand to thick clay, the Romans immediately recognised its wine growing potential. It is thought that the vineyards used for this iconic wine were among their favourites.

The vineyards where the renowned syrah grapes come from, used for this wine, are located at 250m altitude, in Minervois in the untamed La Livinière region, where the soil exists mainly of limestone base, giving the wine minerality and a rough edge. The Grenache is from different pristine vineyards in Roussilon, bringing the wine spiciness and, berry flavours. This superb wine matured on French oak for 20 Months: The Grenache aged on 1 year old 500 liter barrels and the Syrah aged on a mix of New, 1 and 2 year old 228 liter Barrels.

An aristocratic wine with a deep purple colour and expressive and complex aromas of ripe fruit, spices and black cherries. The same complex yet balanced fruit is present on the palate, elegant and modern, with a spicy touch of oak and long and powerful finish by the barrel aging.

This crown jewel is to be paired up with meat in all shapes and sizes, especially combined with tasty sauces: Game, duck breast, hare, Lamb and several types of roasted meat. Bottoms up!

Gold medal at Mundus Vini in 2017

Enjoy Le Nez Imperium

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