Rhône Valley - Costières de Nîmes
expressive on the nose, releasing notes of red fruit and sweet spices.
delicious on the palate, dominated by the notes of red fruit, the finish shows a fine touch of spice and liquorice, along with delicate, silky tannins.
Recommended food pairing: pesto beef carpaccio and parmesan.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C.
Ageing potential: 3-5 years.
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Marselan and Mourvèdre.
The grapes are picked mechanically and at night to limit the oxydation of the juices.
The soil is made up of pebbles on a sandy-clay matrix allowing the soil to build up water reserves which help the growth of the vine in this sunny, Mediterranean climate.
The fully destemmed grapes are vinified in concrete tanks. Fermentation temperature around 25°C. Daily, gentle pumping over and 3-4 weeks maceration.
Following malolactic fermentation (natural de-acidification), the wine is aged in concrete vats for 6 months.