Soil The Syrah is planted on Trias limestone marl near the estate buildings. The Grenache comes from the Portel plot. Oligocene limestone marl soils. The Carignan is on gravel with colluvium.
Varieties Syrah, Grenache
Vine-Growing Techniques The average density is 4,000 vines/hectare. Traines on wires with cordon de royat pruning for the Syrah. Gobelet pruning for the
Grenache and Carignan. De-budding. Green harvesting. Low yields. Harvesting by hand in 10kg trays – sorted by hand.
Winemaking Traditional vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Long maceration (four weeks) with short daily pumpings-over for gentle extraction.
Maturing 12 months in french oak barrels of 228 and 300L. Tasting Notes
Deep garnet red. An intense, complex bouquet with black fruit, mild spices and roasted coffee bean hints. Full and rounded on the palate with mellow tannins. A long, fresh finish.
Food and Wine Paring
Ideal with a risotto, fillet of duck breast, a moussaka, meat served in sauce or mature cheeses. Serve 16 °C / 18°C. Cellaring potential : 10/12 years.