Benjamin Taillandier

Benjamin Taillandier Laguzelle 2021


This from master winemaker Benjamin Taillandier is one of the best examples of red wine from Languedoc, Southern France. Laguzelle is made from Cinsault, Syrah, and Carignan grapes which are farmed following a biodynamic approach. All grapes are harvested by hand. A few days of cold maceration, spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast, unfined, unfiltered, aged 6 months in stainless steel.

Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Light Body
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2021
Country:, France
Region:, Minervois
Appellation:, Minervois
Bottle Size:, 750ml

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Producer profile

Benjamin Taillandier

Benjamin Taillandier, based in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, embarked on his winemaking journey after being inspired by natural winemaker Jean-Baptiste Senat. In 2007, he settled in Caunes-Minervois and began cultivating his estate organically, transitioning to biodynamics. His vineyard, now encompassing 9.5 hectares, is worked entirely by hand and is Ecocert certified.

Taillandier's philosophy involves crafting wines that are lighter, fresher, and lower in alcohol than typical wines from the Languedoc. His range includes a variety of cuvées made from grapes like Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, and Grenache, all farmed biodynamically and harvested by hand. The winemaking process is natural, with spontaneous fermentation and minimal intervention, aiming to produce wines that are expressive of the Minervois terroir.

Wine region

Minervois, France

The Minervois wine region, located in the Languedoc area of France, is recognized for producing predominantly red wines. This region benefits from a Mediterranean climate, characterized by ample sunshine and tempered by cooling winds. The vineyards are mainly situated on terraced hillsides, contributing to the distinct qualities of the wines.

Red wines from Minervois typically consist of blends of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre grapes. These varieties yield full-bodied wines noted for their dark fruit and spice flavors, with a subtle mineral undertone. In addition to reds, the region also produces white wines, mainly from Grenache Blanc and Roussanne grapes, known for their floral and fresh characteristics.

Winemaking in Minervois has historical roots dating back to Roman times, and the region has maintained a balance between traditional practices and modern viticulture techniques. This approach results in wines that reflect the region's heritage while meeting contemporary quality standards. Minervois wines are an essential part of the South of France's wine portfolio, offering varied flavors that represent the region's unique terroir and winemaking history.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.