Varietals: Grenache 70%, Syrah 20%, Carignan 10%
Winemaker: Claude Serra
Soil & Climate:
The vineyard of “le Pré des Suves” has a South and East exposure. Soils are mainly made of sand and clay with round pebbles. The vines are between 35 and 60 years old.
Our Cotes du Rhone Villages comes from manually harvested grapes carefully selected on the vine, de-stemmed and put in stainless steel tanks for 20 to 25 days of fermentation. Pump-over by gravitation, natural yeast, with temperature control (max 28◦c). Syrah grapes are aged in French oak barrels for 4 to 6 months. Then maturing between 6 to 12 months in concrete tanks before bottling.
Intense purple reflects. Ripe and complex nose of garrigues, cloves and licorice. Jammy and smooth palate, hint of blackberries, pepper and cinnamon, supported by a fresh and long finish with round and soft tannins.
Great with all kind of meat dishes and French cheese.
To enjoy at its best, open the bottle half an hour before serving. Serve at room temperature or even slightly chilled on a summer day. At its best now and for the next 5 years.
Now to 2019