Le Bouquet des Garrigues
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2017 VINTAGE : An exceptionally premature and confidential harvest
2017 Vintage engendered climatic records which caused a particularly premature harvest with the beginning of the harvest on August 18th, with ourwhite grapes. It’s also one of the smallest harvests of these last forty years,with average yields, around 19 hl/ha. This is mainly due to important“Coulure” phenomena and significant hydric deficit.
Despite these extreme conditions, our old vines did not suffer too much permitting to produce wines with a very good balance, beautiful fruit, freshness and silky tannins.
Whites have superb freshness, with beautiful elegance and great complexity.
SOILS CHARACTERISTICS : Sandy soils composed with round polished stones and clay underground, on the name place « Les Garrigues » and “Le Coudoulet”.
BLEND : 85% Grenache - 15% Others
Harvest started on August 30th for the Syrah, on September 4th for the Grenache and on September 20th for Mourvèdre.
Hand picking with sorting in the vineyard and then in cellar.
95% of De-stemming (5% in whole clusters) and vinification separately in concrete tanks with wild yeasts.
Pump-over and delestages are made during all the grape maceration (28 to 32 days).
AGEING : In foudres for 14 months and in demi-muids.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES :
This wine has a beautiful red cinnabar color with red Nacarat reflections. The nose is elegant, thin, dominated by sweet spices, liquorice stick with some notes of verbena associated with plum liquor. The mouth is unctuous, voluptuous on a very elegant tannic structure dominated by raspberry liqueur with notes of garrigues flavours.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING :
Black pudding with apple – Lamb tongue in Madeira wine sauce - Duck gizzards brochette.