Le Bouquet des Garrigues
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2019 VINTAGE: A legendary vintage with perfect balance.
We will remember this vintage as one of the best vintages of the decade in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Spring and summer were dry and hot, with a full week of heatwave end of June–temperatures rose more than 40°c during! The hydric deficit impactedstrongly the weight of the berries which were small and very concentrated.The sanitary conditions were excellent with almost no sort out in the vineyard.We had the chance to wait for perfect maturities of the grapes.The fresh nights during the summer allow us toharvest grapes with importanttannic structure and good PH. The reds are powerful, generous with freshness and such a balance! Ageing potential is very high.
BLEND: 70% Grenache - 15% Syrah- 15% Mourvèdre - Carignan - Counoise
VINIFICATION: Harvest started on September 12nd for the Syrah,on September 18th for the Grenache and on October 3rd 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 wildyeasts. Pump-over and delestages are made during all the grapemaceration (34 days).
AGEING:In foudres and in demi-muids, for 14 months.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES: Le Bouquet des Garrigues, iconic cuvée from the estate, is a sexy, balanced and soft tannins wine.It shows a deep ruby color with bright reflections. The nose is stunning with Provencal herbs notes, black cherry, licorice and peppery garrigue. It is a full-bodied wine showing power from the South of France combining with freshness. It is a deep and elegant wine, difficult to resist!
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING:
Tajine of Confit Lamb
Beef ribe from Kobé, salt flower
Bluefin tuna, vegetable tian
Goat cheese from Ventoux, traditional bread, Olive oil.