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 October 3rd for the Grenache.
Hand picking with sorting in the vineyard and then in cellar. De-stemming and vinification in wooden tanks with wild yeasts. Punch-down and delestages are made during all the grape maceration (25 days).
Grenache is aged in demi-muids (600L) and Syrah is aged in barrels (3 to 5 wines) for 17 months.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES :
This wine presents a beautiful brilliant red color to the carmine reflections. The nose is elegant on complex aromas of bitter orange, associated to the wild strawberry.
The mouth is smooth with a lot of volume, on aromas of zabaglione of black fruits and licorice. This wine has a very beautiful length in mouth.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING :
Lamb shank with five-spice – Lamb tajine with quince – Cromesquis of duck with morels.