I need sunshine, give me sunshine!
Bathed in sun and swept by the Mistral, a vivid Lirac with depth and balance. Intense flavours of red fruit blend with scents of the garrigue, gradually melding together to give a long, spicy finish.
Terroir: Sandy soils over clay subsoils with a surface covering of pudding-stones. This south-facing parcel in the Lirac appellation is planted in terraces, bathed in sunshine and cradled by the Mistral.
Grape Varietals : Grenache, syrah
Grapes are destemmed, crushed and cold-soaked for 12-48 hours.
Alcoholic fermentation is started by native yeasts and continues at moderate temperatures (24-28°C) for around 20 days.
Aged in concrete tanks and 2 to 3-year-old barrels for 6 months (20 – 30% of the blend).
Excellent ageing potential.
Food-Wine pairings :
Spiced Filet Mignon
Sauté potatoes with parsley and garlic
Fillet of haddock poached in court bouillon with wild rice
Lobster Américaine with wild rice.