Expressive on the nose, releasing notes of red fruit and sweet spices. Delicious on the palate, dominated by the notes of red fruits and the finish shows a fine touch of spice and liquorice, along with delicate silky tannins.
The soil is made up of pebbles on a sandy-clay matrix allowing the soil to build up water reserves which help the growth of the vine in this sunny, Mediterranean climate. The grapes are picked mechanically and at night to limit the oxidation of the juices.
An extremely hot vintage in the south of France, with rainfall at the end of the season providing much needed freshness.
The fully destemmed grapes are vinified in concrete tanks. Fermentation temperature around 25°C. Daily, gentle pumping over and 3-4 weeks maceration. Following malolactic fermentation (natural de-acidification), the wine is aged in concrete vats for 6 months.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses