2014 VINTAGE :
2014 vintage, is on the continuity of 2013 vintage, offering beautiful wines with freshness.
This vintage started with mild rainy winter, allowing the hydric reserves have been reconstituted, followed by a hot and dry spring (1°C warmer than the average). All the parameters were combined to decide to move forward the harvests.
Because of a summer punctuated with rains, fresh nights and less sun than the averages of the season, 2014 vintage losts of its precocity to become one of the latest vintages. Some rains occurred at the end of the harvests, requiring more vigilance on the sorting.
2014 vintage, is characterized by fruity wines, a good balance, less alcohol than the average ( 1%vol less), ample and round mouths with fine and well incorporated tannins. White wines have beautiful acidities, offering wines on tensions. 2014 leads us to predict a good potential of ageing for those who will have the patience to keep them enough time.
On 2014: " When the Grenache pinote! "
Harvest started on September 16th for the Syrah and on September 29th for the Grenache.
Hand picking with sorting in the vineyard and then in cellar.
De-stemming and vinification in concrete tanks with wild yeasts. Punch-down and delestages are made during all the grape maceration (27 days)..
AGEING : In foudres for 15 months.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES :
This wine presents a beautiful red carmine color.
The nose is spicy on aromas of scrub, laurel, Chinese aniseed and thyme.
The mouth is very palatable, smooth, with aromas of wild pomegranate jam and licorice liquor.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING :
Baked Mont d’or on bread – Partridges with onions – Hot-cold of duck.