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Classic Red 2001

AOC Saint-Chinian

Soils: Clayey limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Syrah) and Schist (Grenache)
Grape varieties: Grenache: 26%, Carignan: 59 %, Syrah: 6 %, Mourvèdre: 9 %
Harvest: By hand, in crates, with sorting
Harvest start date: 10 September 2001
Vinification: Traditional, with 4 to 6 weeks' fermentation time.
Maturing: Concrete tanks, on the lees.
Treatment of the wine: Not fined, not filtered
Alcoholic strength: 14 % vol.
Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles

Tasting notes:
A very expressive, mellow nose with an elegant mix of ripe red berries (blackcurrants, blackberries...) and scents of the "garrigue" that surrounds the vines (thyme, rosemary, cistus...). The bouquet is sustained on the palate by a very smooth, pleasant structure that carries on the initial perceptions and stays delightfully fresh

Tasting suggestions:
The wine may be enjoyed now, but will benefit from being laid down for a few years (3 to 5 years) to develop its bouquet.
It is best served at a temperature of around 18 °C.