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Region: France / Rhône Sud / Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Type: Medium-bodied red wine
Age of vineyards: 40 years on average.
Soil: Alluvial deposits, limestone, silica, and molasse (red clay) with galets roulés.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-picked with double sorting at the vine, then a third sorting in the winery. They are destemmed, followed by 25-30 days’ traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled vats. Pneumatic pressing, then systematic malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: In vats for 10 months, then in French oak foudres (30 hl) for about 7 months. Bottled at 15-16 months, released at 18 months.
Color: Deep ruby red.
Nose: Aromas of ripe dark fruit and hints of oak and spices.
Palate: Raspberry and cherry on palette, medium to high tannins, long finish.
Food pairing: Lamb, pork, poultry.
Serving temperature: 17 °C