Ruby red robe with highlights. 2014 was a good, sunny vintage. On the nose, this wine has aromas of fig and garrigue herbs typical of ancient Carignan vines grown on hillsides. The palate is delicate, with a fine balance between taste and tannins, suppleness and acidity. A wonderfully rich, elegant example of this Languedoc grape variety.
IGP Côtes du Brian
100 % Carignan. Made from a small parcel of Carignan vines planted in 1890, which are now 124 years old (a handful of casualties were replanted using the same trunk, around 4 years ago). The grapes they yield are perfectly adapted to their environment. Unaffected by drought or disease, they are truly representative of outstanding quality, local produce.
40 HL / Ha
Harvested into small crates by hand. Grapes are destemmed and crushed before being put into vat. Alcoholic fermentation, at a temperature of between 25-30°C, lasts 20 days. A major, aerated pumping-over operation is carried out in the middle of the alcoholic fermentation, while other pumping-over operations are very light, lasting just 5 minutes per day. The vatting period lasts a total of 30 days. The wine is then racked and settled.
Aged in vat 16 months
Recognition and awards
- Concours National IGP 2016 Gold Medal
- IWC 2016 Commended
- Jancis Robinson 2016 17 / 20 Read article