Les Quartz CDR
Rouge 2019Download Technical Information (PDF) Download HD Photo
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 ofJune–temperatures rose more than 40°c during! The hydric deficit impacted strongly 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 important tannic structure and good PH.The reds are powerful, generous with freshness and such a balance! Ageing potential is very high.
BLEND: 80% Grenache - 20% Syrah
WINEMAKING: Harvest started on 20th September for the Grenache and 13th September of the Syrah.Hand-picking with sorting in the vineyard and in the cellar.100% De-stemming and vinfication separatelyin concrete tanks with wild yeasts. Pump-overand manual punch-down are made during all the grape maceration (42 days).
AGEING: In demi-muids and barrels for 14 months.
TASTING: This wine has a pretty bright color with carmine red reflections.The nose is vibrant, marked by the minerality of the Quartz, bringing notes of silex and pencil lead.The flower of Syste is well present with black cherryaromas. The palate of Les Quartz is smooth,full-bodied,with flavors of black plum, licorice, cocoa beansand marmalade of black cherry. This wine combines power, generosity, freshness and elegance!
FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS:
Milk-fed veal with morels
Duck brochette with quince
Ribs marinated in orange and honey juice, with Artichokes.
Royal Couscous with 7 hours grilled lamb.