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Classic RED 2003

AOC Saint-Chinian

Soils: Clayey limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Syrah) and Schist (Grenache) Grape varieties: Grenache: 26%, Carignan: 43 %, Syrah: 14 %, Mourvèdre: 17% Harvest: By hand, in crates, with sorting Harvest start date: 19 September 2002

Vinification: Traditional, with 4 to 6 weeks' fermentation time. Maturing: Concrete tanks, and barrels (for syrah and mourvèdre) on the lees. Treatment of the wine: Not fined, not filtered Alcoholic strength: 14 % vol. Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles

Tasting suggestions: The wine may be enjoyed now, but will benefit from being laid down for a few years (4 to 8 years) to develop its bouquet. It is best served at a temperature of around 18 °C.


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