1152AOP Coteaux du Languedoc
65% Syrah, 20% Grenache et 15% Mourvèdre.
Basaltic for Syrah and Villafranchien (quartz pudding stones on a matrix of clay and limestone) for Grenache and Mourvèdre.
AVERAGE VINE AGE
40 years – Syrah planted in 1966.
Hand picking at optimum maturity in 15/20 kg baskets then transported in small batches immediately to the winery.
Grape varieties vinified separately. 9 weeks of long and gentle maceration for Syrah and Mourvèdre ; 6 weeks for the Grenache. Pressing by pneumatic press. Only the free run is retained.
Syrah and Mourvèdre matured for 24 in new oak 600 liter casks. Grenache is aged in stainless steel tank to preserve the fruit.
Bottling by gravity. Non filtetred.
Powerful. Flinty, blackcurrant, licorice and cedar wood
Full bodied with juicy red fruits structured by ample fine grained tannins and a strong minerality. Long, fresh finish.
Game (pigeon, partridge, woodcock and venison). Grilled red meats, or those simmered with wine and herbs.
Start drinking at 5 years. Ageing 15 years.