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2006 Château de la Négly Coteaux du Languedoc La Clape L'Ancely

ITEM 8465390 - Removed from subterranean passive storage; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8484031 1 $20 Oct 16, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

Bay laurel, sandalwood, and plum preserves in the nose...mingle on the palate - in archetypal Mourvedre fashion - with dark chocolate, beef blood, and sea water...displays an elemental power that is irresistible, without becoming overbearing, and phenomenally rich ripeness and plush texture...

PRODUCER

Château de la Négly

Chateau de la Negly is in Coteaux du Languedoc La Clape, on France’s southwestern Mediterranean Coast. It is owned by Jean-Paul Rosset and Cyril Charmontin is winemaker. Rosset’s family has long owned the estate, but the grapes were sold to the local cooperative until Jean-Paul took over and began bottling the estate’s wines. The estate makes red and white wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that over the last decade, Rosset and Charmontin “have set new standards for the entire Languedoc. Plush, polished and often heady…these wines make voluminous statements.”

REGION

France, Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon is very large wine-producing region in south and southwestern France extending along the Mediterranean coast from northern Spain to the Rhone Valley. It includes more than 800,000 vineyard acres and numerous appellations, nearly all created since the mid-20th century. Languedoc-Roussillon produces one-third of all the wine made in France and it long had a reputation for quantity over quality. In the last few decades, however, outside investors and some long-time local producers have greatly improved vineyard practices and winemaking. The result is that Languedoc-Roussillon is now home to many entrepreneurially-minded producers highly focused on quality, and it enjoys a buzz among wine buyers looking for well-crafted, robust wines offered at excellent values. The most successfully grown red grapes are the traditional Rhone varietals of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah, though Carignan and Cinsault are also planted. The intense sun and dry weather makes it tougher to grow white grapes, though Chardonnay and some other white grapes are often successful. Chardonnay is used for the popular sparkling wine Crémant de Limoux, a Languedoc-Roussillon appellation created in 1990.