La Croix de Bébian Rouge

Pays d'Oc IGP

GRAPE VARIETIES

70% Grenache, 30% Cinsault.

SOIL

Stony limestone and Villafranchien (Quartz pudding stones on a matrix of limestone and clay).

AVERAGE VINE AGE

10 years for Grenache, 40 years for the Cinsault.

YIELD

40 hl/ha

HARVEST

Picking at optimum maturity to maximize ripe fruit flavours whilst preserving freshness and acidity.

WINEMAKING

Grape varieties vinified separately in stone tanks from the 18th century. Gentle, temperature controlled maceration for 3 weeks to optimize fruit and to allow for the extraction of only the softest tannins.

MATURING

Aged for 18 months in cement vats allow for a slow maturation and stabilization of the wine. Bottled by gravity with minimal filtration.

 

Deep ruby

 

 

Highly aromatic nose of red berries, blackcurrant, cocoa and black olives.

 

 

Medium bodied, soft silky tannins finishing fruity and long with a touch of minerality

 

 

All grilled fish and meats – particulary those barbecued with vine shoots – Moroccan tagines, Chili con carne, vegetable gratins”¦. A perfect match with antipasti.

 

17/18°C

 

 

To drink now Ageing 3 to 5 years.