|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.|
|Vineyards and terroir
||Jurassic limestone touching volcanic peridotite, c200 metres altitude.|
|Harvested||By hand, 3rd week September 2016|
|Yield||20 Hl/Ha average|
||Entirely destemmed, fermented at 22-26°C, using wild yeasts; daily manual infusions of the cap, maceration of 22 days. Manually basket pressed.|
|Ageing||100% matured sur lie in 300 litre French oak barrels (4 - 6 wines old), for 16 months, with some batonnage at the start of ageing. Malolactic fermentation in barrel.|
|Tasting note||Dense purple- crimson. Wild red berry fruit, dark chocolate, myrtles with underlying aged oak, developing to undergrowth and wild raspberries. The palate is fresh and dense with wild red fruits and herbs giving way to sweet-smoky, cassis and black fruit (fig, blackberry) notes. Opens up to give fruit confit, chocolate and coffee.|
|Drinking||2018 - 2030|