Languedoc Roussillon, France
A mix of rocky schist, slate and chalky soils
Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre
Handpicked into crates at optimal ripeness. The grapes are double sorted after destemming. The Grenaches grapes are partially vinified using carbonic maceration (full berries). The other part undergoes pre-fermentation cold maceration, prior to alcoholic fermentation, for 4 to 5 days, at temperatures of between 4 and 9ºC, in order to extract the precursory aromas, tannins and anthocyanins. Warm post-fermentation final maceration then takes place, to enhance the wine’s colour and polyphenolic structure.
12 to 16 months ageing in new demi-muids (600L).
A expressive bouquet of dark forest fruit. Plummy, enriched with touches of eastern spices, cedar and leather.
Produced from thoroughly ripe grapes, this wine shows excellent concentration and finesse in the texture of its tannins. The mid-palate reveals complex notes of nutmeg and juniper.
Hors d’oeuvres, grilled fish dishes, game, vegetarian and young, soft cheeses.
Alcohol: 13.5% Vol.
5 -7 years