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AOC Saint-Chinian

Soils: Clayey limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Syrah) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah) Grape varieties: Mourvèdre: 39 %, Syrah: 45 %, Grenache: 10 %, Carignan: 6 % Harvest: By hand, in crates, with sorting Harvest start date: 12 September Vinification: Traditional, with 4 to 6 weeks' fermentation time. Malolactic fermentation in the barrel Maturing: In the barrel on fine lees Treatment of the wine: Not fined, not filtered Alcoholic strength: 14,5 % vol. Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles

Tasting notes: A rich, complex nose with smoky overtones that reveal dark berry (blackberry) and spice aromas with hints of “garrigue” in an intense bouquet. The structure is dense with harmonious tannins that offer considerable persistence on the palate.

Tasting suggestions: This wine combines great richness with freshness and may be enjoyed with a wide range of dishes, especially meat cooked in sauce or game, such as hare.

It is pleasant to drink now and should be decanted before the meal. You can also lay it down in the cellar for a few years without risk – quite the contrary!

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