Soil: Clay-and limestone
Grape variety: Sauvignon 90 %, Piquepoul 10 %
Harvest: By hand, in small crates, with sorting
Harvest start date: September 12
Vinification: Slow pressing – Settling - Fermentation in 1-wine barrels (50 %) and 2-wine barrels (50 %)
Maturing: In barrels on the lees, with stirring
Alcohol content: 13,5 % vol.
Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles
A powerful, complex wine that combines citrus fruit and gun-flint aromas with hints of smokiness.
On the palate, it also reveals candied fruit and roasted hazelnut aromas, sustained by its density and fleshiness, that linger on a fresh and very persistent finish.
This wine will achieve its full expression at a temperature of around 12 to 14 °C and is at its best if aerated and even decanted in its youth.
Its strength means that it can accompany a wide range of dishes. Try serving it with fish in sauce, white meat or pressed cheeses. Or how about something more original, such as a chicken tajine with preserved lemons.