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This wine is made from a blend of grapes, 70% of which come from vines planted on a clay-limestone soil and 30% from vines planted on schist. Deep red hue. Intense on the nose with harmonious ripe aromas: cherries mingling with plums and slightly peaty notes. It is clean and straightforward on the palate with a nice hint of bitterness which lifts the finish which has an iodized touch. The wine is tauter than the preceding vintage. Lovely overall balance and a gorgeous tannic grain. A lovely vintage best appreciated in the next 7-8 years.

Technical sheet

Appellation

Saint Chinian

Vintage

2014

Varieties

Syrah 60% Grenache 30% Carignan 10%

Production

35 HL / Ha

Alcohol

14% alc./vol

Terroir

Schist and clay-limestone

Vinification

Traditional vinification in concrete tanks. Grapes are destemmed but not crushed. Syrah is fermented at 28°C; 30°C for Grenache and Carignan.

Ageing

15 months in concrete tank.

Recognition and awards

  • Bettane & Dessauve 2017 Sélectionné 2017 : 15/20 Read article
  • The Wine Advocate 89/100 - Drink 2016-2021 Read article
  • Top 100 French wines Highly Recommanded by The Wine Merchant Read article
  • IWC 2016 Commended
  • Decanter 2016 Bronze medal
  • Jancis Robinson 2016 17 + / 20 : All structure and tension at the moment, underlying complexity promising much more ... Read article

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