Label of origin : AOC Saint-Chinian
Colour : Red
Year : 2008
Grape type(s) : Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, Syrah
Selection method : Mainly south-facing areas. Less than 1 kg of grapes per vine, picked green. Age of vines + 40 years’ Carignan, + 20 years’ Grenache and Syrah, + 10 years’ for the Mourvedre
Harvesting : Manual harvesting
Type of process : Carbonic maceration
Bulk storage : 1/3 new Allier oak barrels, 1/3 once-used barrels, 1/3 temperature-controled tank at 15 °c.
Temperature : 16 to 18°c
Cellar : Over 10 years’
To accompany : Red meats and game dishes
Tasting tips : Dark red garnet colour with some purple. The nose is very fruity (cherry and strawberry) with floral hints of thyme and violet , giving way to more discrete spicy hints. Good taste dynamics, mainly fruity at first, followed by a very long liquorice finish.
Contents : Carton of 6 x 75cl bottles