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Intense colour with shades of violet and black. Rich and ripe aromatic profile. The nose is characterised by liquorice, jammy fruits and a hint of chocolate. Spicy notes and a touch of cinnamon. The smooth palate is bursting with black fruit aromas and offers exceptional length. A lush wine to be savoured and enjoyed! Will appeal to lovers of this unusual varietal.

Technical sheet

Appellation

IGP Pays d'Oc

Vintage

2015

Varieties

100% Marselan.
The Marselan varietal is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Noir. It was created in 1961 near the town of Marseillan by the INRA research body and is now planted in vineyards in the Languedoc, Rhône Valley, Spain, the North Coast of California, Switzerland and Israel.

Production

40 HL / Ha

Alcohol

14,5% alc./vol

Terroir

Volcanic, clay & limestone. The climate is typically Mediterranean, warm and sunny with a low rainfall. Winters are mild, summers are hot and usual drought conditions fully matured the grapes.

Vinification

Traditional vinification after destemming and partially crushing of 50% of the harvest. Cap punching operations (pigeages) were carried out each day with a fermentation temperature between 25 and 30°C. The wine spends a total of 3 weeks in vat. The malo-lactic fermentation was carried out on the settled wine.

Ageing

Wine is aged for ten months in concrete vats before bottling.

Recognition and awards

  • Jancis Robinson 16 /20 : Wonderful Languedoc character. Read article

Geographical location

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