The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
SERIOUS, DRY REDS
2019 CORTEZA, Domaine La Lauzeta. Saint-ChinianOrganic
Tom states: "The name La Lauzeta comes from the Occitan word for skylark, a petite bird with a proud crest and a beautiful song. Corteza is an old Occitan word deriving from the medieval European literary conception of cortez amor, or fin’amor. It referred to a courtly love, emphasising nobility and chivalry, which found expression in troubadour poetry in the region around the 12th century."
"Everything I want a St-Chinian to be! Deeply perfumed, the timbre of pure fruit resonating in full tone through every corner of your mouth. A wine that demands a full-body response with tannins so silky that they slip out the glass, slip off your tongue, slip through the fruit. Ripe red fruit with a fresh pomegranate sharpness and texture, so juicy your mouth waters as the wine hits your lips and yet not simple. Tingling, long and so delicious that I had goosebumps rill down my spine. Tom Hills may have made this to be an easy quaffing wine, but it’s so much more than that. I have eight more Languedoc reds to taste and all I want to do is abandon my post and go sit by the fire with an inappropriately large glass of this."
£18.95 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£17.96 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.