Deep in the south of France, the Roussillon is home to dense fruit and spice powered Grenache grapes, just what’s required for the legendary XV. This 15% red has inspired a generation of Big Reds and remains incomparably rich, weighty and satisfying.
Le XV is known to thousands as our ‘King of the Big Reds’. It owes its intensity to Grenache from vines, some over 100 years old, that grow on the rocky slopes of the Pyrenean foothills in the Montagne Noire and yield only tiny quantities of grapes. Le XV also benefits from the painstaking care of self confessed southern French wine aficionado Mark Hoddy, whose draconian selection process sees him earmark in advance every vineyard he intends to harvest and micro-manage every stage of the winemaking. This takes time, but you can taste the result in every delicious glass! Richly textured, with layers of ripe bramble fruit kept smooth by warming alcohol and soft, ripe tannins, this is a red to enjoy with roast lamb, steak or wild boar stew!
"Big and bold. Absolutely lovely wine, dark and fruity with a delightful finish of pepper"
Online Review For the 2019 vintage