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AOC Saint-Chinian

Soils: Clay-and limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Syrah, Mourvèdre) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah) Grape varieties: Mourvèdre: 35 %, Syrah: 41 %, Grenache: 15 %, Carignan: 9 % Harvest: By hand, in small crates, with sorting. Harvest start date: September 14 Vinification: Traditional with 5 to 6 weeks’ vatting time. Malolactic fermentation in barrels Maturing: Barrels (for Syrah and Mourvèdre), matured on the lees Treatments: Not fined or filtered Alcohol content: 14 % vol. Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles

Tasting notes:

The rich, harmonious nose offers toasty, smoky aromas (dark berries, roasted coffee) with fresh, slightly mentholated notes.

A dense, voluminous structure balanced by freshness despite the wine’s strength.

Tasting suggestions:

The wine’s strength and freshness mean that it can accompany a wide range of dishes. Meat, particularly game, is ideal, but it may also be served with stronger-tasting and spicy dishes.

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