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Classic RED 2006

AOC Saint-Chinian

Soils: Clayey limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah) Grape varieties: Grenache: 33 %, Carignan: 37 %, Syrah: 14 %, Mourvèdre: 16% Harvest: By hand, in crates, with sorting Harvest start date: 11 September 2006 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: 13.5 % vol. Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles and Magnums (1.5 l)

Tasting notes: This very typical wine reveals a harmonious combination of “garrigue” aromas with hints of spices (including curry) and smoke. Crisp and heart on the palate, with plenty of freshness and a dense but gentle tannin structure that reveals red berry and pepper flavours.

Tasting suggestions: This wine may be enjoyed now for its spicy, fruity aromas. With 5 to 8 years’ ageing, it will gain in complexity and elegance, developing aromas typical of the ‘garrigue’ that surrounds the vineyards. It is at its best at a temperature of around 16 to 18 °C. This “Classic” wine’s fullness and freshness make it an ideal accompaniment to a wide range of foods, especially grilled meats (lamb in particular) and Mediterranean dishes.


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