Classic Red 2018

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AOC Saint-Chinian
 

High Environmental Value Certified

and conversion to Organic farming

Soils: Clay and limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre)
Grape varieties: Grenache: 34 %, Carignan: 22 %, Mourvèdre: 20 %, Syrah: 24 %
Harvest: By hand, in small crates with sorting
Harvest date: September 17 to October 1st

Vinification: Traditional, with 4 to 6-week vatting times.
Maturing: Concrete tanks and barrels (for Syrah and Mourvèdre) on the lees.
Treatment of the wine: Not fined or filtered
Alcoholic content: 13.5 % vol.
Packaging: Bordeaux bottles 75 cl and 1.5 l


Tasting notes:

On the nose, this wine offers notes of grasses and herbs from the “garrigue” and scrubland that surround the vineyards, along with cherry aromas. These aromas combine with hints of toasting on the palate.

The velvety structure offers a touch of freshness and full flavours that linger in the mouth.

Serving suggestions:

This wine may be served with Mediterranean dishes made with black tapenade or preserved vegetables (such as a vegetable tian), lamb chops grilled with herbs or family meals such as shepherd’s pie or salt pork with lentils. In winter it’s best served between 17 and 18°C, while in summer it should be slightly cooler at between 15 and 17°C.

Previous vintages :

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AOC Saint-Chinian

High Environmental Value Certified 

and conversion to Organic farming


Soils: Clay-and limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre)
Grape varieties: Mourvèdre: 34 %, Syrah: 47 %, Grenache: 11 %, Carignan: 8 %
Harvest: By hand, in small crates, with sorting.
Harvest dates: September 15 to October 5
Vinification: Traditional with 5 to 6 weeks’ vatting time. Malolactic fermentation in barrels
Maturing: Barrels (for Syrah and Mourvèdre), matured on the lees
Treatments: Not fined or filtered
Alcohol content: 13.5 % vol.
Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles


Tasting notes:

The initial nose reveals dark fruit, particularly blackberry, aromas. The complex bouquet then opens out onto violet and Sichuan pepper notes.

Black cherry flavours and hints of roasting are found on the palate. The unctuous attack leads to a well-rounded structure combining volume, freshness and a pleasing persistence.

Tasting suggestions:

This complex, elegant wine may be served with highly flavourful dishes, such as duck breast fillet, beef or game stew, or roast poultry. Or why not try it with certain mature cheeses, such as Munster? You may be pleasantly surprised.

Best served at between 17 and 18°C to allow the wine to fully express its complex aromas and velvety texture.

Grand Vin red 2016

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LM 2018

AOC Saint-Chinian

High Environmental Value Certified 

and conversion to Organic farming


Soils: Clay-and limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre)
Grape varieties: Syrah: 33 %, Grenache: 29 %, Mourvèdre: 22 %, Carignan: 15 %
Harvest: By hand, in small crates, with selection of the finest bunches of all the plots.

Harvest dates: September 17 to October 1
Vinification: In 500 l “demi-muids” with 5 to 6 weeks’ vatting time. Malolactic fermentation in barrel
Maturing: 3 years-old barrels, matured on the lees
Treatments: Not fined or filtered
Alcohol content: 14.5 % vol.
Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles


Tasting notes:

The initial nose reveals dark fruit, particularly blackberry, aromas combined with hints of “garrigue” herbs, particularly thyme. It then opens out onto liquorice stick aromas. Wild strawberry and blueberry flavours are found on the palate, along with hints of roasted coffee, pepper and spices.

The attack is velvety but very fresh. The silky tannins support the bouquet as it lingers delightfully in the mouth.

Tasting suggestions:

This rich, complex wine may be enjoyed with a wide range of dishes. However, to fully appreciate its elegance, it’s best to avoid strongly-flavoured and spicy foods.

Best served at around 18 °C. Best served at between 17 and 18°C to allow the wine to fully express its complex aromas and velvety texture.

 
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millésimes PRécédents :

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Classic WHITE 2019

Vin de Pays d’Oc

 

High Environmental Value Certified
and conversion to Organic farming

Soil: Clay-and limestone (sauvignon), schist (piquepoul)
Grape varieties: Sauvignon 60 %, Piquepoul 40 %
Harvest: By hand, in small crates, with sorting
Harvest dates: 5 and 6/09 for Sauvignon and 12/09 for Piquepoul
Vinification: Slow pressing - Settling - Fermentation in the tank
Maturing: On the lees in stainless steel tanks
Alcohol content: 12,5 % vol.
Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles


Tasting notes:

Almond, honeysuckle and quince aromas combine on the nose with smoky notes and hints of hay. White peach dominates the palate, with a fine balance of fleshiness and acidity that highlights these aromas as they linger in the mouth.

Tasting suggestions:

This wine may be enjoyed with a number of dishes. Serve it as an aperitif, with crudités or avocado verrines, for example. It also goes well with shellfish (langoustines, prawns, etc.), grilled fish and a wide range of Asian dishes. Best served at a temperature around 10 to 12 °C.

Previous vintages :

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Previous vintages :

CANOPÉ WHITE 2019

Vin de Pays d’Oc

 

High Environmental Value Certified

and conversion to Organic farming

Soil: Clay-and limestone (sauvignon), schist (piquepoul)
Grape variety: Sauvignon 66 %, Piquepoul 33 %
Harvest: By hand, in small crates, with sorting
Harvest dates: 5 and 6/09 sauvignon and 12/09 for piquepoul
Vinification: Slow pressing – Settling - Fermentation in 3-wine barrels
Maturing: In barrels on the lees, with stirring
Alcohol content: 12,5 % vol.
Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles

Tasting notes:

On the nose, tropical passion fruit and mango notes combine with preserved citrus fruit, dried fruit and violet aromas.

This complex range of aromas is found on the palate, highlighted by the wine’s volume and fleshiness balanced by a pleasing acidity that gives it freshness and persistence.

Tasting suggestions:

This rich wine may be enjoyed with a wide range of dishes including white fish (ray, monkfish, cod), duck (with olives), osso buco or a veal stew. Or why not try dishes containing curry, ginger, preserved lemons and spices. It also goes superbly with pressed cheeses (Comté, Beaufort…). Best served between 10 and 12 °C, it should be given some time to breathe when young.

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