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Classic RED 2017

AOC Saint-Chinian

High Environmental Value (HVE) certified

Soils: Clay and limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) Grape varieties: Grenache: 41 %, Carignan: 24 %, Mourvèdre: 17 %, Syrah: 18 % Harvest: By hand, in small crates with sorting Harvest date: September 4 to 27 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:

A rich, complex and very typical nose revealing roasted coffee, cocoa, liquorice, cinnamon and black cherry notes.

On the palate, the bouquet is supported by a full, fleshy attack that leads towards a fresh, supple finish.

Serving suggestions:

The wine’s subtle aromas and finesse may be enjoyed with a number of dishes such as grilled white or red meat, roast poultry, a white meat pâté en croute or a rabbit and herb terrine. 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.

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