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Classic RED 2007

AOC Saint-Chinian

Soils: Clayey limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah) Grape varieties: Grenache: 39 %, Carignan: 36 %, Syrah: 9 %, Mourvèdre: 16% Harvest: By hand, in crates, with sorting Harvest start date: 12 September 2007 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 and Magnums (1.5 l)

Tasting notes: A mellow nose, with cherry, tobacco and spice aromas combined with scents of the garrigue. An easy-drinking, fresh wine. Smooth and crisp on the palate, the wine offers a delightfully fresh finish.

Tasting suggestions: The wine is still young and will further develop its garrigue aromas. In the meantime, it will benefit from aeration. Enjoy it with grilled meats, especially lamb, and a wide range of other dishes (not too spicy). Ideal with Mediterranean dishes.

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