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Robert Parker on La Peira

by | Jul 2, 2012 | Press and Reviews | 0 comments

Robert Parker on La Pèira

“My colleague David Schildknecht has written about this estate, which many observers consider to be the most exciting estate in the Languedoc.”

Hot on the heels of bottling, allocating, and shipping the La Pèira 2010s, Robert Parker published the first Wine Advocate review of the vintage, looking at the estate’s entry-level (3rd wine) Obriers de la Pèira.

Obriers de La Pèira 2010 – 91 Points Robert Parker – Wine Advocate 

“My colleague David Schildknecht has written about this estate, which many observers consider to be the most exciting estate in the Languedoc…An intriguing blend of 65% Cinsault and 35% Carignan aged 18-24 months in wood foudres. This much Cinsault usually produces a light wine as well as magnificent roses, but this offering is surprisingly deep. The flowery component of this varietal, combined with deep raspberry and kirsch-like fruit, medium body, and an elegant style give this wine a Burgundian sensuality and finesse. I do not believe this remarkable 2010 will age well given its varietal composition, but who really knows? Certainly, it is brilliant now and should continue to drink well for 3-4 years. Don’t miss it, especially if you love flowers, raspberries, and finesse.”  Robert Parker – Wine Advocate (Issue #201 29th June 2012)

2009/2010 Reviews – PDF

Regarding the 2010s: after reviewing the 2009 La Pèira as one of the top wines of the region for its vintage, David Schildknecht
of the Wine Advocate observed, 
“The raw materials for the 2010 La Pèira were similarly – well, to clarify, actually quite distinctly sensational.”  Jeb Dunnuck of The Rhone Report noted in this recent reviews: 

“While ’08 is rock solid here, the ’09s are every bit as good as the ’07s, and the 2010s look to be even better!”.

To download the full reviews to-date of the 2009-2010 vintage please click on the image above or the link here: La Peira 2009-2010 Reviews

Wine Advocate Vintage Guide 

The year has seen, for the first time, the inclusion of the Languedoc-Roussillon in the Wine Advocate’s Vintage Guide (2011-1970).

2010 looks extraordinary.

La Pèira’s location near the Hameau de Sainte-Brigitte above Saint-André-de-Sangonis 

To leave off – a small image below showing the location of La Pèira in the central zone of the Terrasses du Larzac.

“Many observers in the Languedoc-Roussillon believe the vineyards/terroirs located in the sector…in and around the village of St.-Andre de Sangonis produce some of the finest wines of the region.” 
Robert Parker – Issue # 117 – Wine Advocate – 1998

Map of La Pèira