|Name||Carignan, most notorious variety of the Midi,
planted for the production of bulk wines in the C19th and C20th, here
proving itself capable of real class, when grown, cropped and vinified
with care. This wine shows great depth of flavour, colour and balance,
with a fine aromatic presence.
Organic Wine, certified by ECOCERT.
|Grape varieties||Carignan Noir (100%) planted 1905.|
|Tasting note||Dense crimson-cherry red. Wild red berry fruit, dark chocolate, myrtles with underlying aged oak, developing to truffle, undergrowth and raspberries. The palate is taut and dense led by wild herbs followed by smoky, truffly cassis and mint fruits. Opens up to give dark fruit, chocolate, coffee and cedar notes.|
||Limestone and volcanic peridotite, c200 metres altitude.|
|Harvested||By hand in 40kg containers, 3rd week September 2015|
|Yield||20 Hl/Ha average|
||Entirely destemmed, fermented in 1 tonne tanks at 22-26°C, daily manual infusions of the cap, post-fermentation skin contact for 15-20 days.|
|Ageing||100% matured sur lie in 300 litre French oak barrels (4 - 6 wines old), for 18 months, with some batonnage at the start of elevage. Malolactic fermentation in barrel.|
|Drinking||2017 - 2030|