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Classic RED 2009

AOC Saint-Chinian

Soils: Clayey limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah) Grape varieties: Grenache: 35 %, Carignan: 32 %, Syrah: 18 %, Mourvèdre: 15 % Harvest: By hand, in crates, with sorting Harvest start date: 10 September 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 sensation of softness on the nose, with a harmonious mix of aromas, including cherry, tobacco, thyme, fig, vanilla and a hint of smoke. Very smooth on the palate, with the emphasis on the fruit. A delightfully long, fresh finish.

Tasting suggestions: Although this Classic 2009 is very pleasant now, its typical “garrigue” aromas will be further revealed with time. An ideal accompaniment for many types of food, apart from very strongly-flavoured dishes, for which the Grand Vin will be more suitable.

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