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2011 Famille Laplace 'Laplace', Madiran, France

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $12   From: $10   To: $14

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Over all vintages, this was the 8812th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 23271st

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat are two red wine grape varieties often blended together in the wines of far southwestern France, particularly in Madiran, Irouleguy and the Cotes de Gascogne.

Tannic, rustic Tannat is often the dominant member of this blend, to which it contributes its dry, tannic textures and dark fruit flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon (and occasionally ...more

  • Madiran is a village in the gently rolling countryside of Gascony, in the far south-west of France. The area is famous for its indulgent gastronomy and rich, concentrated, tannic Madiran wines. Gascon culinary specialties include magret de canard and cassoulet – rich, gamey foods that demand a wine match of serious character and structure. Fortunately, Gascony is the home of Tannat, a grape variety strong in structure, color, acidity and (as implied by its name) tannins.

    By law, Tannat grapes must make up between 60% and 80% of any wine bearing the Madiran appellation. The remaining portion can be made up with any combination o ...more

  • The South West (or 'Sud-Ouest') is a relatively large territorial zone of France, incorporating the administrative regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Midi-Pyrenees. In terms of the French wine map, however, the Sud-Ouest region is a little less clear-cut, as it excludes Bordeaux – a wine region so prolific that it is effectively a zone...more

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