Le Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian Rouge

AOP Coteaux du Languedoc

GRAPE VARIETIES

45% syrah, 30% grenache, 25% mourvèdre.

SOIL

Villafranchien (pudding stones on a matrix of limestone and clay) and volcanic basalt.

AVERAGE VINE AGE

32 years, including 3 hectares of Grenache were planted in 1925.

YIELD

25 hl/ha

HARVEST

Hand picking at optimum maturity in 15/20 kg baskets then transported in small batches immediately to the winery.

WINEMAKING

Grape varieties vinified separately in stone tanks from the 18th century and cement vats. Maceration 6 of 9 weeks depending on the variety and quality of tannin. Pressing by pneumatic press. Only the free run is maintained. Malo-lactic fermentation in barrel for the Syrah and Mourvèdre and in tank for the Grenache.

MATURING

Syrah and Mourvèdre matured for 12 to 18 months in new, 1 year old and 2 years old burgundian oak casks of 228 and 600 liters. Grenache left in stainless steel tank to preserve its fruit.

GUIDE AND REWARD

Guide BETTANE & DESSEAUVE 2013 16/20

 

Deep red

 

 

Intense aromas of plum, cherry, black pepper and spice and cigar box.

 

 

Full bodied, powerful and complex. . Intense fruit flavours mixed with spices, tobacco and licorice. Highly structured with elegant, fine grained tannins. Long finish.

 

 

Game (pigeon, partridge, woodcock and venison). Rabbit saddle. Morocan tajine

 

 

17°C

 

 

To age up to 10/12 years