Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Code: BIGB001
When it comes to matching a wine with steak (or other red meat), look no further than this fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon. The story began last December on a buying trip to Languedoc. We were tasting with Xavier Roger, and had tried the 2021 vintage of a number of existing wines. He then produced a Cabernet Sauvignon which I thought was stunning. There was one small problem – no label, no name! Fast forward to a cold March morning when I was out for an early morning jog. As I stopped for a breather ... Read More

Xavier Roger

Mastering the nuances of Southern French varietals and combining traditional and modern winemaking techniques, Xavier Roger wines are a superb example of the quality that are now being produced in the South of France. Using the best parcels in the area, the quality of the range is truly outstanding.
Rich, ripe, blackcurrant and cassis fruit, with smoky and peppery hints. Ripe tannins and a savoury coffee note with a delicate hint of oak.
Enjoy Big Beltie with a big juicy steak!
The Big Beltie Cabernet Sauvignon requires perfectly ripe grapes to show its full potential. Xavier looks for the right moment for the harvest of each particular vineyard, ensuring perfect phenolic maturity. The grapes are destemmed, crushed and then sent to maceration for about ten weeks. This long process is ideal to extract the fruity character of the variety. Approximately one third of the blend is aged with half-toasted French oak which adds complexity to the wine.

Joanna Simon’s Wine of the Week, 27/10/2022: "...in case you're jumping to conclusions, this isn't a big belter of a wine. It's medium-full and pulsing with Cabernet Sauvignon energy and rich, sunny fruit. Think plum and cassis lightly brushed with aromatic, woody herbs, supple tannins discreetly wrapped in oak, and a flourish of bay-leaf spicy freshness. " Tom Surgey, Three Wine Men, November 2022: "Love the brightness and the juicy blackcurrant attack; the layers of spice and a bit of leaf sit in good harmony and while secondary to the fruit itself, they give it complexity and extra dimensions that elevate it....Top work! Genuinely great value wine." Tom Stevenson, Wine Writer, 2022: "Well, what a belter of a Beltie that was! Belter as in lovely, rather than big, that is. And so beautifully proportioned; phenolically ripe, yet only 13.5%! A styish, gulpingly good red with soft, ripe black fruits, a soft and supple texture, and the smoky-creamy-coffee allure of oak."

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