Chateau d'Oupia "Les Heretiques" IGP Pays d'Herault 2020
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Varietals: 80% Carignan, 20% Grenache
Les Heretiques is named in recogntion of the Cathars, a heretical Christian group once based on the Languedoc but wiped out by order of Pope Innocent III in 1208 in response to the murder of a papal representative by a Cathar supporter near Minervois.
Joe Dressner designed the original label.
The Carignan goes through a full carbonic maceration. The Grenache is destemmed and macerates 21-30 days in concrete tanks with one remontage per day. Three grams of S02 per hectoliter are added after malolactic fermentation.