LGI Launches Languedoc Grenache

Following the release of its single varietal Carignan and Malbec wines, Southern French specialist LGI-Alain Grignon Wines has added a third indigenous Languedoc grape to its portfolio - Talavent Vin de France 2011 which is made from 100% Grenache grapes.

LGI sourced the fruit for this red from its partner co-operative Cellier Jean d'Alibert, which works with growers in the higher altitude, cooler climate areas of Minervois La Livinière.  The wine is made in an unoaked style to maintain the grapes' fresh, fruit forward style.

UK Sales Manager Peter Crameri comments, "Spanish Garnacha has been popular in the UK for a while now, whereas in the Languedoc Grenache is still often used as part of a blend.  We've found that the grapes we have access to in Minervois La Livinière produce just the sort of fruity, 'juicy' style that we know our customers are looking for."

LGI's Talavent Grenache Pays d'Oc 2011 is available to the UK Off-Trade with an RRP of £7.49.  All Trade enquiries - LGI tel. 00 33 468 11 93 11 / Peter Crameri tel. 00 33 615 836 550.

Founded 13 years ago, LGI-Alain Grignon Wines is a 100% export focused company specialising in sourcing contemporary yet classic wines from the South of France via a network of partner co-operatives and wineries throughout the region.

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