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2016 VINTAGE : An excellent cellaring potential.
The vintage 2016 benefited from really exceptional weather conditions, allowing us to harvest every bloc with optimal maturity. Following by soft winter and cool spring, summer was hot and dry. However, we were able to observe very high thermal amplitudes between day and night, favoring the synthesis of polyphenols. Harvest started on August 31st with the white grapes and on September 7th with red grapes, for 3 weeks. Nevertheless, the drought of the summer lead to decrease the size of berries, as a result of low yield but with outstanding juice. Red wines have dense and dark dresses with very high levels of anthocyanins and very beautiful tannic structures leading to predict an exceptional potential of ageing.
YEAR OF CREATION : 1978 Vintage
VINES YEARS AVERAGE : More than 60 years old
BLEND: 90% Grenache 10% Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise
SOILS CHARACTERISTICS : Sandy soil
VINIFICATION : Harvest started on September 5thrd for Syrah, on September 16th -20th for Grenache and Mourvèdre and on September 14th for Counoise. Hand picking with sorting in the vineyard and then in cellar. De-stemming and vinification in cement and stainless steel tanks with wild yeasts. Pumpover and delestages are made during all the grape maceration (18 to 38 days).
AGEING : In cement tanks for 2 months.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES : This wine presents an attractive red pass-velvet color on ruby reflections. The nose expresses himself on aromas of liqueur of red fruits, strawberry and wild raspberry. The mouth is smooth on notes of strawberry compote dominated by wild black plums and cherry well ripe. This wine shows us a wonderful unctuosity.
FOOD AND WINES PAIRING : Pourcin andouillettes roasted in the oven – Grilled chicken with potatoes – Apricots Tajine.