Pie VI 2020
Rhône Valley - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Oeil : deep ruby.
Nez : nose of ripe fruit, spice and bitter cocoa. Notes of blackberry jelly and aromatic herbs emerge once the wine has had chance to breathe.
Bouche : soft with velvety tannins on entry, the palate shows a lovely balance of concentration and complexity. The notes of liqueurs and rich juice give way to hints of soft spice and dark chocolate on the finish.
Les conseils du Sommelier : Recommended food pairing: candied pork cheek with chanterelles.
Cépage(s) : 65 % Grenache. 35 % Syrah.
Vendanges : By hand.
Sol : Lower terraces of the Rhône, old alluvial deposits, pebbles over Creteceous marl.
Vinification : Vinification in rough concrete tanks. The harvested grapes are totally destemmed. Fermentation with native yeasts. Progressive increase of temperature to 28-30°C. 4-5 weeks’ vatting with minimalist extraction resulting in a passive infusion and stirring of the lees during the last 3 weeks.
Elevage : Around 18 months in rough concrete tank.
Degré d’alcool : 15