Barbe Rac 2013
Rhône Valley - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Oeil : intense garnet.
Nez : herbacy, spices (liquorice), chocolate, fruits (strawberry).
Bouche : ample, fleshy, hot and round. Outstanding density with an impressive length. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Les conseils du Sommelier : All meats : marinated or in sauces. cheeses.
Cépage(s) : Grenache
Vendanges : The grapes are carefully selected during the harvest. This sorting is compulsory and allows the selection of the best bunches of grapes.
Sol : Quaternary terrace with a surface of shingles coming from the former bed of the Rhône. The parcel producing this single vineyard has a complex and various geological composition. Vines are 90 years old.
Vinification : Grenache, being sensitive to oxidation, vinifications are made in concrete tanks. Fermenting lasts about 3 weeks (which allows a polymerization of tannins)with a temperature which varies between 30 and 33°C. Only the free-run wine is used in this single vineyard.
Elevage : In vats for around 16 months.
Degré d’alcool : 14.5