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AOC Saint-Chinian

Soils: Clay and limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Syrah) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah) Grape varieties: Mourvèdre: 32 %, Syrah: 44 %, Grenache: 13 %, Carignan: 11 % Harvest: By hand, in crates, with sorting Harvest start date: 10 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: Highly complex and typical, offering a wide range of aromas – red berries, blackberries, cocoa and coconut. Toasty and coffee notes are added on the palate, combined with a dense, voluminous structure balanced by a delightful freshness that is pleasantly prolonged over time.

Tasting suggestions: Very pleasant now, this wine has the potential to develop over many years to come, revealing further aromas through which the terroirs will express their character. This powerful, fresh wine may be enjoyed with all the usual dishes even the more strongly-flavoured, including game. Why not try it with a hare “à la royale”. Go for it!

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