Powerful, fruity and spicy, with a distinct touch of pepper. Full on the palate, characterized by aromas of violets and liquorice, nicely complemented by notes of roasting. The tannins are supple and velvety.
Planted on clay-limestone (Urgonian) soil. This area enjoys a Mediterranean climate, the influence of which is tempered by the Cévennes foothills.
The Languedoc Roussillon region bucked the trend this year. Unlike most French wine regions, the Roussillon was spared disastrous weather and extreme temperatures. Production in 2017 was higher than in 2016 and the vintage is of great quality.
The grapes are picked at phenolic maturity and harvested by machine. After destemming, the grapes are vinified in concrete tanks for three weeks. Pumping over operations are staggered and performed each day in order to gently extract the aromatic substances, anthocyanins and tannins. At the end of alcoholic fermentation, the temperature is allowed to increase to 30-33°C to help the polymerization of the tannins. Aged for 6 months in concrete tanks.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses