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Les Obriers de la Péira

La Pèira en Damaisèla

Les Obriers de la Péira Bottle
Appellation
Terrasses du Larzac
Variety
Cinsault, Carignan
Age of Vines
50+
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Clay limestone, deep alluvial gravel soils
Altitude
100 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, pre-fermentation maceration, natural yeast fermentation in tank
Aging
12 months in foudre and neutral 600L French oak demi-muids

Overview

Rob Dougan doesn’t believe in “noble” and “ignoble” varieties so he treats his Carignan and Cinsault with as much care as his Syrah, Mourvedre or Grenache. Les Obriers, or “the workers” is what he calls his bluejeans wine – an everyday wine of immediate pleasure. It is named in honor of the countless stonecutters and masons who labored in the Terrasses du Larzac, for centuries in anonymity, building so many fine houses, churches and mansions. The Carignan and Cinsault in the blend is planted in the same terroir as his other varieties, is carefully tended and harvested by hand, destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in foudre and neutral French oak demi-muids.

Ratings & Reviews

89-91

2016 Les Obriers de la Péira

Source: WA

92

2015 Les Obriers de la Péira

Source: WA

90

2014 Les Obriers de la Péira

Source: WA

89

2013 Les Obriers de la Péira

Source: WA

90

2012 Les Obriers de la Péira

Source: WA

92

2011 Les Obriers de la Péira

Source: WA

Languedoc, France
  • Location
    Languedoc, France
  • Appellation
    Terrasses du Larzac
  • Proprietor
    Karine Ahton and Robert Dougan
  • Winemaker
    Audrey Bonnet–Koenig
  • Size / Elevation
    11.4 hectares / meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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